Amazing Whales! (Wildlife Conservation Society)

by Sarah L Thomson (Author)

Amazing Whales!  (Wildlife Conservation Society)
How big are whales? How do whales breathe in the ocean? Do they live alone or in groups? Why are so many whales in danger? Read and find out in this Level Two I Can Read that is perfect for beginning readers and animal lovers who can read on their own but still need a little help. Filled with breathtaking, full-color photographs of whales in their natural environment from the Wildlife Conservation Society, this book will fascinate kids with incredible facts about how whales eat, hunt, and even communicate. School Library Journal praises Amazing Whales! for presenting "raw data in a way that will be meaningful to kids" and Booklist says it "evokes a conversation with a knowledgeable, friendly expert."
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Gr 1-3 Thomson's superior text sustains readers' attention with interesting facts and apt comparisons, such as, "A killer whale is about as long as a fire truck" and "Baleen is made of the same stuff as your fingernails." The book evokes a sense of having a conversation with a knowledgeable, friendly expert. Words are defined within the text. For beginning readers, this is much easier than referring to a glossary because it keeps the terms in context and allows the text to flow with minimal interruption. Spectacular color photographs add detail and drama, with some intimate close-ups of the magnificent mammals. The book ends with a few pages about whale conservation and raises questions that suggest the need for further investigation, and may serve as a springboard for rich classroom discussion. This is an excellent choice, particularly where hi/lo titles are needed. The author has managed to strike a balance between simplicity and rich content." —Mary Hazelton, Warren Community School and Miller Elementary School, ME 

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Packed with information . . . a great addition to the easy reading section, where nonfiction titles are sometimes scare.

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Publication date
February 20, 2006
I Can Read! Level 2: Reading With Help
BISAC categories
JNF003140 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Mammals
JNF003150 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Marine Life
JNF045000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Beginner
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