Zoo Clues 2
There are more wild and wonderful animals to discover—one clue at a time! Zoo Clues 2 introduces emergent readers to unusual animals from around the world through a fun guessing game. Rich, colorful photos and a clever design will engage young children as they read and explore. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. Vibrant photos closely align with descriptive text. Early readers will strengthen their reading skills while learning all about animals in an enjoyable, exciting way!
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|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Series||Zoo Clues 2|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|ISBN||9781944102982, 9781944997434, 9781944997878|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle|
School Library Journal Review for Zoo Clues 2
A clever visual guessing game introduces unusual animals. Each spread provides a short sentence or two describing one animal feature. The accompanying photograph resembles a jigsaw puzzle with several pieces missing and the partial remaining image showing the body parts hinted at in the text. After seven verbal and visual clues have been given, a spread identifies and reveals the whole animal. Two final pages provide basic facts and a range map. The animals are all lesser-known ones, such as the fennec fox and sawfish, which make the puzzles surprisingly challenging. Opening clues often misdirect: the okapi hints, for example, might lead to initial guesses of horse or antelope. These may not stand up to repeated readings once the answer is revealed, but the interactive format provides an interesting entry into the traits of some unusual animals. VERDICT: A well-executed concept useful for new readers and curious animal lovers.
Booklist Review for My Body Is Tough and Gray
This entry in the Zoo Clues 2 series presents a series of tantalizing close-up photos, shaped like jigsaw puzzle pieces, of body parts with very brief descriptive clues such as, “My legs are short and strong” and “I have a long, stiff tail.” A full portrait with identifier (“I am a nine-banded armadillo!”) is followed by an easily digestible handful of facts such as the animal’s size, diet, and geographical range, plus print and online sources of further information. Newly independent readers, particularly those slated to encounter armadillos in a zoo or elsewhere, will appreciate the combination of mystery and simplicity. For a more comprehensive account, pair with Dee Phillips’ Armadillo’s Burrow (2013), which adds informative details about this creature’s habits and life cycle to this more interactive text.
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