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Mini Horse Reader Grade 3-5 Paperback

Rourke Educational Media

Mini Horse Reader Grade 3-5 Paperback

32 pages
Grade 3-Grade 5 / Ages 8-11
Product ID:
9781634305341
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You Have a Pet What?!: Mini Horse is ideal for helping early readers strengthen their reading comprehension skills.

With bold keywords and a Show What You Know section, Mini Horse allows students to refer to details and examples in the text and provide a summary distinct from personal opinions or bias. Featuring 32 full-color pages, photographs, simple language, and text-based questions, this title encourages curiosity as well as reading comprehension.

The You Have a Pet What?! series introduces young readers to unusual pets through using a fun and factual approach to mastering early reading skills.

Young aspiring pet owners looking for something a little out of the ordinary will find plenty of inspiration and realistic guidance in these entries in the You Have A Pet What?! series. Bearded Dragon offers tips on body language, care, and feeding of these friendly reptiles, which are considered "one of the best lizard pets." The adorable photos of fuzzy-nosed creatures in Miniature Donkey might catapult them to the top of pet wish lists, but be prudent: these animals require companionship and lots of room, and they can live for decades. Pygmy Goat emphasizes the playfulness of these pets as well as their extensive hygiene and space requirements. A note about being a good neighbor—goats are loud and smelly, after all—is particularly helpful. Although the thought of a pet skunk might make many people turn up their noses, Skunk debunks that notion by declaring, "This boldly striped animal is curious, quick to learn, and tenderhearted." A repeated exhortation to follow local laws for skunk ownership—in some states, it's illegal to own one at all, and it's never legal to capture a wild one—is especially useful. Packed with practical, accessible information and lots of engaging photos, these titles might (rightly) dissuade some eager odd-animal lovers, but readers will come away with plenty of knowledge about each unique creature.

Sarah Hunter, Booklist April 2017

After flipping through the utterly adorable full-color photos of cute creatures in the You Have a Pet What?! series, youngsters might want to ditch their doggies and rush to their nearest exotic-pets breeder. Before they’re out the door, however, make sure they get a load of the comprehensive text, which is packed with practical, clearly written information. Hedgehog profiles the prickly, roly-poly animal, from its shy demeanor and primitive origins to where to look if it escapes its cage. Mini Horse offers an overview of care, grooming, and decoding horse behavior, and though the author doesn’t explicitly mention how much space these eensie equines require, she does a good job of describing how serious a commitment owning a mini horse can be. Though the photos in Mini Pig might be the cutest of the bunch, the text wisely warns readers about how big mini pigs can grow (100 lbs.!), their potentially destructive behavior, and their very long life span. Similarly, Sugar Glider doesn’t soften the realities of owning these delicate creatures: they require several hours of active attention per night. Though most kids will be (thankfully) dissuaded by the amount of specialized care these animals require, the beautifully reproduced photos of oddball pets are undeniably appealing, and there are enough fascinating and informative facts to keep readers enthralled. Highly recommended.

Sarah Hunter, Booklist

After flipping through the utterly adorable full-color photos of cute creatures in the You Have a Pet What?! series, youngsters might want to ditch their doggies and rush to their nearest exotic-pets breeder. Before they’re out the door, however, make sure they get a load of the comprehensive text, which is packed with practical, clearly written information. Hedgehog profiles the prickly, roly-poly animal, from its shy demeanor and primitive origins to where to look if it escapes its cage. Mini Horse offers an overview of care, grooming, and decoding horse behavior, and though the author doesn’t explicitly mention how much space these eensie equines require, she does a good job of describing how serious a commitment owning a mini horse can be. Though the photos in Mini Pig might be the cutest of the bunch, the text wisely warns readers about how big mini pigs can grow (100 lbs.!), their potentially destructive behavior, and their very long life span. Similarly, Sugar Glider doesn’t soften the realities of owning these delicate creatures: they require several hours of active attention per night. Though most kids will be (thankfully) dissuaded by the amount of specialized care these animals require, the beautifully reproduced photos of oddball pets are undeniably appealing, and there are enough fascinating and informative facts to keep readers enthralled. Highly recommended.

Booklist, April 2016