Animal Tails

Summary:

This well illustrated book looks at the tails of mammals, insects, reptiles, and fish. Through words and illustrations, readers explore tails and their functions. For example, most critters have tails but the appendages are quite different physically, as is how the animal uses it. There is some interesting trivia and a few experiments children can try.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Lots of great photography, fun facts, and a chance for kids to experiment with the functions of tails make this perfect for fun reading, in the classroom or for home schooling.

Content Awareness Factors:

None, really. I only wished it covered more creatures.


Little Kid Reaction

I let a friend of mine share this book with her class of second graders and they really loved it,

Parent Reaction

I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot about how animals use their tails. There was a lot of information that I had never read before.

Type of Book:
This nonfiction picture book offers scientific information and then gives kids a chance to use the knowledge.
Educational Themes:

Lots of nonfiction picture books provide information, what sets this one apart is that kids can try out and "test" the function of different animal tails.

Reading Level:
3.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 and Up
Age of child:
Read with a group of second-grade students, ages 6 to 8.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. It's fun to read and explore.

Title Animal Tails
About
Author Beth Fielding
Publisher Early Light © 2011
ISBN 9780979745584
Material Hard Cover
Genres Nature, Animal (Nonfiction), Interactive
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