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A painted turtle warms its body on a rock. It was once a tiny embryo inside an egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an egg grows into a turtle in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, 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 2017
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series See Them Grow
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 8
ISBN 9781684020416, 9781684020935, 9781684021727
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 597
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Guided Reading Level J
Lexile Reading Level 500
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 2.7
AR Quiz Number 188237
Author Debby Freeman

Booklist Review for Turtle

While some young readers may be familiar with the life cycle of sea turtles, this volume in the See Them Grow series focuses instead on the birth and growth of pond-dwelling painted turtles. They may not make the same treacherous journey to the ocean as their sea-dwelling cousins, but growing up is a plenty complicated process for painted turtles, too. In concise language, this book explains the pregnancy and egg-laying process of a female turtle, the development of turtle embryos, and the challenges that face the baby turtles once they hatch. Sidebars list additional interesting facts, and detailed photos of a growing embryo are especially fascinating. For readers hooked by the glossy photos of these reptiles, a short list of additional reading sources is provided in the back matter.

School Library Journal Review for See Them Grow

Well-designed introductions to animal development that pair simple text with clear photographs. The sequences showing embryo development in Chicken and Turtle are particularly effective. Close-up photos sometimes span an entire spread and will hold the attention of listeners, who can view and discuss the information in small read-aloud groups. . . . A picture glossary also includes pronunciation.

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