I See Animal Textures!

Series of 4 titles

I See Animal Textures! introduces the earliest readers to different animal textures, patterns, and colors. Vibrant photography, photo labels, and tightly controlled text work together to provide an engaging and supportive early reading experience. Each title includes tools for teachers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as a table of contents, words to know, and an index. A Let's Review! feature poses a photo and question to help readers review animal classes and textures and expand learning on the topic.

Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: Feathers Feathers A
Cover: Fur Fur B
Cover: Scales Scales A
Cover: Shells Shells B
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Preschool
Category Beginning Readers, New!, STEM
Subject Animals, Science and Math
Copyright 2023
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Tadpole Books
Language English
Number of Pages 16
Publication Date 2023-01-01
Dewey 591.47-599.7147
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 40-60
Lexile Code BR
Guided Reading Level A-B
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Series Made Simple Review of I See Animal Textures

Different animal textures, such as fur, scales, and shells, are described in this series for early readers. Written with a controlled vocabulary, each title begins with a visual glossary that shares the important terms used throughout the book. The books emphasize the animals’ physical features, including colors and patterns, and eye-catching photographs help display these, captivating readers interested in animals.

Repeated sentence structures are used throughout (“I see spotted fur. I see striped fur.”). This repetition, along with photographs that reinforce the text, aids beginning readers in comprehension. Entries include suggested activities for before and after reading, and a “Let’s Review” section at the end includes a prompt for practice.

Verdict: This series combines the high-interest topic of animals with thoughtful features for supporting early literacy skills.