From the Series Science Behind the Colors
In this book, early fluent readers will learn how frilled lizards get their colorful frills and how they use their colors to defend themselves and survive. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about frilled lizards, their habitat, behaviors, and science behind their amazing, bright colors.
An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about frilled lizards using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Frilled Lizards also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Frilled Lizards is part of Jump!'s Science Behind the Colors series.
|Grade 2 - Grade 5
|Animals, Science and Math
|Number of Pages
SLJ Review of Science Behind the Colors
Photographs in this series showcase the colors of various animals in beautiful detail. Easily understood text explains the causes of and reasons for the colors, such as camouflage, mating display, or even as a warning to enemies. Nonfiction features include labels on the photos, “Did You Know?” text boxes that offer extra details, maps, diagrams, and a glossary for helpful terms.
Tips for parents and teachers start each book by suggesting ways to help young readers with their comprehension before, during, and after reading. There is also a hands-on activity that may be done with simple materials from around the house, like coffee filters, markers, or string. And, as with all Jump! titles, readers have access to a curated list of websites through the “FactSurfer” link.
VERDICT These are a recommended purchase for any library; perfect for readers who can’t get enough animal books.
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Frilled Lizards - Science Behind the Colors
Frilled lizards get their colors from pigments. See how pigments spread in this fun activity! View available downloads →