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A young child spots a jumping spider on her back porch. She keeps watch on the spider, recording its hunting, feeding, and mating activities in her diary. Readers will follow along as the narrator observes jumping spiders' behavior up close, including the development from eggs to babies through molting and becoming an adult spider. Colorful photos, diagrams, and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these incredible creatures. The diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking--and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world.

Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre High-Interest, Nonfiction
Copyright 2020
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Animal Diaries: Life Cycles
Language English
ISBN 9781642807301
Title Format Paperback
Dewey 595.4'4
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
Guided Reading Level K
Lexile Reading Level 590
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 4.4
AR Quiz Number 149889
Author Ellen Lawrence
  • 2014 Teachers' Choice, 2014
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Full-color photographs

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