Tiny Paws and Big Black Eyes (Giant Panda)
In a warm, safe den, a tiny baby has just been born. Gently, the baby's mother cradles the little creature in her large paw. 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 newborn baby has no fur and weighs just a few ounces. One day she will weigh up to 200 pounds (90 kg) and will have thick black and white fur--just like her giant panda mom! As readers turn the pages, they will discover the ways in which a giant panda cub is similar to and different from its parents. They will learn how the mother panda cares for her baby, and see how the little cub grows, changes, and gets ready for her adult life in a bamboo 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||9781910549285, 9781910549292, 9781943074969|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.6|
|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.