From the Set Wild Wicked Wonderful

Dive into the Wild Wicked Wonderful world of the animal kingdom with the Top 10: Oddities. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 590
Lexile 300L
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Guided Reading Level Q
Language English
Publisher 45th Parallel Press
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781634705042), Paperback (9781634706247), PDF (9781634705646), ePub (9781634709866), Hosted ebook (9781634706841), Kindle (9781634708975)
Copyright 2016
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

Booklist - Top 10: Oddities

The 10 creatures profiled in this installment of the Wild Wicked Wonderful series might not be the oddest, but they’ll certainly satisfy students eager to learn about exotic animals. Proboscis monkeys, flying fish, scorpions, and anglerfish are among the creatures featured, and each section offers plenty of easy-to-read facts. Interspersed are accounts of very weirdly behaved organisms, such as the man with pica who ate an entire plane and the unidentified beast ex-sanguinating animals in North Carolina, that may make readers wonder why those oddities didn’t make the cut. Still, the high-resolution photos and very simple, almost jarringly direct sentences (“It tore their bodies. It drained the blood from their dead bodies.”) will make this go down easy for struggling readers. An inviting introduction to the world of weird critters.

Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan was born in the luckiest of all years, the Year of the Dragon. She’s an author, university professor, curriculum designer, and former elementary school teacher. She was inspired to write this story after doing author visits. Her young audiences wanted to know more about Chinese New Year! She lives in San Diego with one well-trained husband and two very naughty dogs.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Sources for further research
Table of contents
Full-color photographs