A Tiny Beak and Spiky Feathers (Cockatiel)
Cozy in his nest, a tiny chick waits for his parents to arrive with food. With his tiny pink beak and sparse, spiky feathers, who does this adorable little baby belong to? With stunning photographs and simple text that's perfect for emergent readers, Whose Little Baby Are You? is a delightful introduction to animals and their life cycles. The little creature huddled alongside his brothers and sisters is a cockatiel chick, and one day he will be a sleek, colorful, super-fast flyer--just like his mom and dad! As readers turn the pages, they will discover the ways in which a cockatiel chick is similar to and different from its parents. They will learn how the parent birds care for the chick, and see how the little bird grows, changes, and gets ready for his adult life as a member of a 1,000-strong flock of wild cockatiels.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Ruby Tuesday Books|
|Series||Whose Little Baby Are You?|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781910549247, 9781910549254, 9781943074938|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.1|
|Guided Reading Level||H|
|Lexile Reading Level||680|
School Library Journal Review for Whose Little Baby Are You?
A page featuring a photograph and listing unique descriptors and a habitat are used to introduce each newborn before the animal in question is identified. Each title takes readers through the stages of development, from infancy to adulthood. A Giant Egg breaks that pattern, spending more time on the nesting and incubation process and the parents’ appearance than on infant development. Vivid, carefully selected photos fill each page, labels highlight details, and the text is set on bright backgrounds. A closing “Fact File” spread adds further information, including a size comparison to adult humans and a world map of the animal’s range. The endangered status of pandas in Tiny Paws and orangutans in Tiny Fingers is addressed. The indexes are more extensive than usual for introductory titles. VERDICT Solid options, especially for educators teaching index use.