Tiny Fingers and Fuzzy Orange Hair (Orangutan)
High in the rain forest canopy, a newborn baby snuggles up tight to her mom. With fuzzy orange hair and tiny fingers that hold on tight to her mom's body, 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 hitching a ride is a baby orangutan, and one day she will swing through the trees on long, powerful arms--just like her mom! As readers turn the pages, they will discover the ways in which a baby orangutan is similar to and different from its parents. They will learn how the mother orangutan cares for her baby, and see how the little ape grows, changes, and gets ready for her adult life in the rain forest.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Ruby Tuesday Books|
|Series||Whose Little Baby Are You?|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781910549261, 9781910549278, 9781943074952|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.2|
|Guided Reading Level||H|
|Lexile Reading Level||490|
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.