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A tiny cricket bounces across the scorching desert sand, making leap after leap. Hot on its trail is a bird--not flying but running. It is a roadrunner. The small bird is quick and soon gobbles up the insect. Then it zooms off again, hunting for more prey. Welcome to life in the desert! Young readers will learn all about the desert environment where the roadrunner lives, as well as its physical characteristics, what it eats, and how it survives in its hot, dry home. Colorful photos and diagrams, clear text, age-appropriate activities, and critical-thinking questions will keep young readers turning the pages as they take a closer look at this intriguing desert dweller.

Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High-Interest
Copyright 2015
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Desert Animals Searchin' for Shade
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 10 x 8
ISBN 9781627245333, 9781627246224, 9781627247023
Title Format Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 598.7'4
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Guided Reading Level M
Lexile Reading Level 560
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 3.6
AR Quiz Number 171856
Author Eloise Macgregor

SLC Review - Desert Animals

The desert is a harsh and unforgiving environment and home to a collection of unique animals with special characteristics which allow them to live and thrive there. The well-written text explores physical characteristics, diet, predators, and the young. Colorful full-page photographs, text bubbles, and diagrams perfectly complement the age-appropriate text. A critical thinking question is included in each spread. Each title includes a Science Lab section which presents students with a challenge based on the text. These would be appropriate for use in a learning center to promote independent learning. Photographs of prey being eaten might disturb some readers, but most students will be captivated by the fascinating animals described in each title.

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