What's that spiky ball with big eyes? It's a puffer fish! This strange fish gulps down water to puff itself up . . . and up . . . and up. Why does it do this? Beginning readers will learn the answer in this simple yet playful nonfiction text. They will also learn basic information about where puffers live, what they eat, and all about their peculiar bodies and behaviors. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Beginning Readers, Nonfiction|
|Series||Weird But Cute|
|Title Format||Unlimited Access eBook|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.4|
|Guided Reading Level||I|
|Lexile Reading Level||500|
|AR Quiz Number||180717|
Booklist Review for Puffer Fish
With a name like Weird but Cute, how can this series fail to draw a crowd? Geared toward early readers, each volume introduces an unusual animal through simple text and plentiful color photos. Although each title gives youngsters a clear idea of the animal’s appearance or noteworthy characteristics, some also include information on diet and habitat. Puffer Fish not only shows how these fish can expand but it highlights the puffer’s smooth skin (rather than scaled), skin patterns and color-changing ability, and beaklike teeth. Each book provides a depiction of comparative size—for example, a dwarf gecko is the size of a dime—to help readers visualize the featured creature. A picture glossary and index conclude, making this series a pleasing introduction to quirky animals and the nonfiction format.
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