Spring 2023

Spot the Differences

Series of 16 titles

Can you spot the differences? Readers will learn to distinguish common animals while learning about their appearances, habitats, and behaviors with this fun, interactive series! Carefully leveled text relays information about both animals and asks readers to name which is shown in the photos. Answers appear upside down on the bottom of each page, making reading for learning easy and fun. A See and Compare feature shows both animals side by side, labeling their body parts so readers can easily compare their physical similarities and differences, while a Quick Facts feature lists information about each animal's size, behavior, and habitat. Each book also includes picture labels, reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, an index, and a picture glossary.

Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: Alligator or Crocodile? Alligator or Crocodile? E
Cover: Bee or Wasp? Bee or Wasp? E
Cover: Butterfly or Moth? Butterfly or Moth? E
Cover: Cheetah or Leopard? Cheetah or Leopard? E
Cover: Frog or Toad? Frog or Toad? E
Cover: Rabbit or Hare? Rabbit or Hare? E
Cover: Turtle or Tortoise? Turtle or Tortoise? E
Cover: Wolf or Coyote? Wolf or Coyote? E
Cover: Crow or Raven? Crow or Raven? New! Spring 2023 E
Cover: Dolphin or Porpoise? Dolphin or Porpoise? New! Spring 2023 E
Cover: Eagle or Falcon? Eagle or Falcon? New! Spring 2023 E
Cover: Emu or Ostrich? Emu or Ostrich? New! Spring 2023 E
Cover: Grasshopper or Cricket? Grasshopper or Cricket? New! Spring 2023 E
Cover: Hedgehog or Porcupine? Hedgehog or Porcupine? New! Spring 2023 E
Cover: Lizard or Salamander? Lizard or Salamander? New! Spring 2023 E
Cover: Llama or Alpaca? Llama or Alpaca? New! Spring 2023 E
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category New!, STEM
Subject Animals, Science and Math
Copyright 2023
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-01-01
BISACS JNF003250, JNF003120, JNF051150
Dewey 595.7-599.773
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 220-350
Guided Reading Level E
ATOS Reading Level 0.9-1.0
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Review of Spot the Differences

Engaging animal comparisons are presented in a question-and-answer format. Text provides simple facts about the two animals. Readers examine the accompanying photograph, then try to identify it based on the words and image: “A frog has webbed feet. A toad does not. Which is this?” (Frog or Toad?). The accompanying photograph shows a frog with its webbed hind feet in clear view.

Answers appear in smaller print, upside down, at the bottom of the page. Sentence length and structure are generally appropriate for early readers; harder ­vocabulary words, such as “rosette” in ­Cheetah or ­Leopard? and “fringe” in Alligator or Crocodile? are defined in a picture glossary. ­Eye-catching photos do an excellent job of showing the physical features highlighted within the text. A closing “See and Compare” spread shows both animals with captions to identify key physical features, reinforcing the earlier learning.

VERDICT: Visually appealing books that successfully foster observation skills and animal knowledge.

Author: Jamie Rice