From the Series The World of Ocean Animals
In this book, early fluent readers will learn how manatees live and survive in the ocean. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the mammal’s appearance, diet, life cycle, and behaviors.Take a Look! infographics highlight and label the mammal’s range and habitat as well as its anatomy. Sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about manatees using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Manatees also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Manatees is part of Jump!’s The World of Ocean Animals series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||24|
The World of Ocean Animals - Reviewed by School Library Journal
General information, fun facts, and well-chosen photos introduce animals from ocean habitats. A few sentences per page describe physical characteristics, usually in relation to how those affect behaviors. The beluga’s coloring and neck flexibility, for example, are described in terms of how these features aid its survival (Beluga Whales). Feeding habits, predators, and birth are also covered. Photographs support the facts effectively, showing the animals in their ocean environments, with well-chosen close-ups and useful captions. All images are full page or larger. Other useful visuals include a diagram identifying key body parts and a range map. Varieties within a family are noted in the text when needed in Sea Lions, Dolphins, and Manatees; several books encompass just a single species respectively. VERDICT Excellent introductions to marine creatures.