Blue and Bumpy

Blue Crab

From the Set Guess What

Young children are natural problem solvers and always looking for answers, especially when it involves animals. Guess What: Blue and Bumpy: Blue Crab provides young curious readers with striking visual clues and simply written hints. Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. Clearly written facts give readers a deeper understanding of how the blue crab lives. Additional text features, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey 595.3/86
Lexile 340
ATOS Reading Level 1.0
Guided Reading Level E
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Press
Format Reinforced book, Paperback, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781634707176, 9781634707473, 9781634707626
Copyright 2016, 2016, 2016
Number of Pages 24, 24, 24
Dimensions 8.25 x 8.25, 8.25 x 8.25, 8.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Blue and Bumpy

This series takes a follow-the-clues approach to help early readers learn to use species traits in order to confidently identify animals. The traits or “clues” start off vague (“I have more eyes than you”) and increasingly become more species specific (“I use silk to line my nest”). Each clue is paired with a photo that specifically corresponds to it (for instance, a close-up of a tarantula creating a nest). The final reveal comes at the end of each book, along with an “About” section that further defines some of the hints, occasionally using scientific terminology such as species, migrate, and nymph. VERDICT This series is sure to keep the interest of children.

Narrator: Timothy Cap