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What's that furry little animal with long, thin fingers and huge eyes? It's a tarsier! This tiny primate is active mostly at night, jumping from tree to tree, as it looks for food. Beginning readers will learn all about these unusual creatures in this simple yet playful nonfiction text. They will also learn basic information about where tarsiers 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
Copyright 2016
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Weird But Cute
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 8
ISBN 9781943553280, 9781943553624, 9781943553969
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 599.8'3
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Guided Reading Level I
Lexile Reading Level 510
AR Quiz Number 180720
Author Dawn Bluemel Oldfield

Booklist Review for Tarsier

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. Small, saucer-eyed primates are the stars of Tarsier, which illustrates how these rain-forest dwellers can’t move their eyes but turn their heads to face behind them instead. 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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