Baby Animals in the Wild!
Series of 14 titles
Baby animals are born to be wild! See how wild baby animals learn from their mothers to find food, keep clean, live in groups, and survive in their natural habitats in Baby Animals in the Wild!. 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|
|Category||Beginning Readers, New!, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
SLJ Series Made Simple Review of Baby Animals in the Wild
Basic information about the lives of young wild animals is ably supported by excellent photographs. Short, declarative sentences cover food, grooming, play, and social groups, often with a single fact or two about each topic: “Tiger cubs are born! They drink their mother’s milk!”
While the text describes physical features and behaviors at a level accessible to new readers, vivid photos show the animals in action in their natural environment. The images highlight unique characteristics, like the baby elephant’s wrinkles and the tiger’s claws, as well as action scenes of jumping monkeys and lion cubs at play. A captioned full-body photo at the end identifies key body parts.
Verdict: Pleasing choices for the youngest nonfiction readers.