Los mapaches (Raccoons)

From the Series Animales en tu jardín (Backyard Animals)

Raccoons introduces emergent readers to raccoons’ features, habitat, and behaviors while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once.

Raccoons includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Raccoons is part of Jump!’s Backyard Animals series.
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Preschool
Category Beginning Readers, STEM, Spanish
Subject Animals, Early Concepts, Science and Math
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Tadpole Books
Number of Pages 16
Publication Date 2020-01-01
BISACS JNF003140, JNF003320, JNF003000
Dewey 599.76
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 60
Guided Reading Level E
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Los mapaches

This cute, raccoon primer in the Animales en tu jardín (Backyard Animals) series (8 titles)
teaches vocabulary that applies to many animals. Although there are only a few words per page, the use of vivid, high-quality photographs of creatures in different situations gives plenty of opportunity for commentary and interaction between a young reader and adult. The book contains no translations, only Spanish text, but the images are labeled well and the font is large and easy to read. Besides the labels, everything is expressed in simple sentences at a kindergarten reading level. Some of the terms taught are the Spanish words for paws, fur, fingers, and mask. Also contained is an overview of words, accompanied by thumbnails, as well as a concluding review and index. Perfect for pre- and beginning readers.
— Kristina Pino