A Giant Egg and Fluffy Feathers (Ostrich)
Tap! Tap! Tap! Crack! Using his beak, a baby bird breaks out of an egg that's nearly the size of a cantaloupe. With his spindly legs and long, thin neck, 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 breaking out of his egg is an ostrich chick, and one day he will be the biggest bird around--just like his dad! As readers turn the pages, they will discover the ways in which an ostrich chick is similar to and different from its mom and dad. 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 on the grasslands of Africa.
|Interest Level||Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Ruby Tuesday Books|
|Series||Whose Little Baby Are You?|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781910549209, 9781910549216, 9781943074914|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.6|
|Guided Reading Level||H|
|Lexile Reading Level||540|
|Scholastic Reading Counts Level||4.4|
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.