Great Migrations: Elephants (National Geographic Readers, Level 3)

Summary:

Review pending.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Incredible photography and a great balance of image and text will engage readers who still need help as well as those ready to read independently.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

I love the mixed illustrations that include photos and maps; I really love the photo-illustrated glossary and the links to websites; and I adored the cleverness of the “weighty words” insets that define big words (like herbivore). It does an exceptional job balancing the text with illustrations, giving newly independent readers plenty to look at. I also like how it moves the book along with fact bubbles. For example, there is a two-page spread that is just an image of an elephant. Little fact bubbles subconsciously move the reader along in a logical progression first across the page left to right and then down top to bottom.

Type of Book:
This National Geographic series for older readers explores animal habits and habitats.
Educational Themes:

You can go way beyond talking about elephants with this book. Grab a globe to locate where elephants live, measure the various aspects of an elephant with other items (stacked boxes, marbles, rocks, etc.), and/or contrast and compare elephant habits with human ones.

Reading Level:
6.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a book you are likely to find in the school or public library. Definitely pick it up. The photography alone is worth looking at. Still, given its format, it is not one you're likely to keep in your home library.

Title Great Migrations: Elephants
About

National Geographic Readers, Level 3

Author Laura Marsh
Publisher National Geographic Children's Books © 2010
ISBN 9781426307430
Material Hard Cover
Cost $3.99
Genres Nature, Animal (Nonfiction)
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