Machines to the Rescue
Series of 7 titles
How do planes help put out forest fires? What are the different kinds of tow trucks? Find answers to your questions about emergency vehicles in Machines to the Rescue! A diagram supplements the content, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Bright, full-color photographs and photo labels complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Each title includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 7.75|
|Guided Reading Level||F|
|ATOS Reading Level||0.9-1.0|
|Features||Index and Table of contents|
Machines to the Rescue - Reviewed by School Library Journal
This series highlights big machines with important jobs. Readers get involved in the action, watching firefighters work in Fire Trucks and Firefighting Planes. While all the books are interesting and engaging, Tow Trucks is particularly cool as it runs through the whole process of getting the car loaded up when it can’t go on its own. The accompanying photos reflect what the text is explaining, allowing readers to interpret picture clues easily. Each book includes a diverse cast of people, adding to their appeal. Some readers may struggle with the big words, like “retardant,” “operators,” and “cockpit,” particularly if those words are unfamiliar to them, so caregivers and educators will want to keep that in mind before using these titles as independent reading materials. VERDICT A recommended first purchase, particularly if you need nonfiction books for evolving readers.