Great for beginning readers, this title builds comprehension skills encourages a love of reading.
In Hidden in Plain Sight: Animal Camouflage, students will learn how animals stay safe by blending into their environment. Young readers will love turning the page as they gain valuable information and are prompted to answer questions along the way.
Take a fantastic photo journey into the wild with Rourke’s Close-Up on Amazing Animals for readers in grades K–3. Readers will explore the unique adaptations and relationships that help animals survive in the wild. Repetitive text aids comprehension while real photographs assist in vocabulary development for beginning readers. assist in vocabulary development for beginning readers.
Eye-catching photographs of wild animals will engage young readers as they learn about the symbiotic relationships between animals. Unlikely pairings of animals who contribute to each other's well-being are detailed. The information addresses the Common Core Standards for reading informational text. Maps of the habitats of the animal pairs are found on each double-page spread; fun facts are sprinkled throughout. However, it is the large and illustrative photographs that make this series a worthwhile purchase. Before and after reading activities are included, as are extension activities. To best serve the needs of the intended audience, a photo glossary is located in the back of each book.
Kim Laskey, Librarian, Sharp Elementary, Cherry Hill, New Jersey