Fall 2017

Wild Animals

 
Cover: Wild Animals
 
 

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Summary

Take a look at the world's weirdest animals--from blobfish to Octogoat. These stories are too strange to be made up! 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.

Specifications

  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Dewey: 599
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781634728881): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2018
  • Paperback (9781534100664): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2018
  • PDF (9781634729772): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2018
  • Hosted ebook (9781534101555): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2018
  • Subject: Language Arts
  • Series: Stranger Than Fiction

Leveling

  • Lexile® Measure: 460
  • Guided Reading Level: T

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Texas Horned Lizards
  • Blobfish
  • Horseshoe Crabs
  • Platypuses
  • Octogoat
  • Polydactyl Cats
  • Snakes
  • Narwhals
  • Cyclops Albino Shark
  • Oriental Yeti
  • Consider This!
  • Glossary
  • Index

Reviews

School Library Journal - Stranger Than Fiction Series

Gr 4-6–Quirky topics and large color photos add to the appeal of this hi-lo set, which has disclaimers warning readers not to try any of the featured dangerous ideas at home. Throughout the volumes, the content is eclectic, with examples of the weird and strange from around the world, most either contemporary or within the recent past, except for Odd Inventions and Strange Medicine, which include tales from ancient history. There is plenty of gross-out material, including bodily functions and excrement, mutant animals, and foolish stunts. Vocabulary is simple and most new words are defined in the text. VERDICT Food, Sports, Medicine, and Inventions are good ­purchases; the other titles are supplementary.

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