Enormous Ears and Soft Brown Hair (Moose)
On a bright spring morning, a newborn baby animal is about to begin a big adventure. He was born just an hour ago, but on long, wobbly legs, he unsteadily tries to stand. 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 that is soon trotting after his large, gentle mother is a moose calf, and one day he will be a majestic bull with long, branch-like antlers. As readers turn the pages, they will discover the ways in which a moose calf is similar to and different from its parents. They will learn how the mother moose feeds and protects her baby, and see how the calf grows, changes, and gets ready for his adult life in the 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||9781910549186, 9781910549193, 9781943074945|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.0|
|Guided Reading Level||H|
|Lexile Reading Level||530|
|Scholastic Reading Counts Level||4.2|
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.