On the gleaming white ice, a little seal pup dozes in the sun. Her fluffy white fur camouflages her and helps her stay hidden from enemies. Soon the pup's mother will return from her fishing trip in the ocean. Then the hungry pup will enjoy feeding on her mom's rich milk. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about harp seals and how their bodies are adapted to the extreme cold, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as describing the different stages of a seal pup's development will give readers a chance to gain, insights beyond the facts and figures.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Series||Arctic Animals: Life Outside the Igloo|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||10 x 8|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.7|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|Lexile Reading Level||580|
|Scholastic Reading Counts Level||4.3|
|AR Quiz Number||171998|
SLC Review - Arctic Animals
Each book in this attractive series contains information on where the animal lives, what it eats, physical features, how it adapts and communicates, and more. Narrative nonfiction text is written as a high-interest story that brings the reader into the daily life of the animal’s world. The illustrations are striking, and captioned in a word bubble format to engage the beginning or reluctant reader/researcher. Books include nonfiction text features such as maps and lists resources for more information on the subject. This series is a worthwhile addition to the elementary library.
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