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Amazing Whales!
Contributor(s): Thomson, Sarah L. (Author)

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ISBN: 0060544678     ISBN-13: 9780060544676
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2006

Annotation: Featuring breathtaking photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society, this exceptional book for beginning readers explores one of the most amazing animals in the sea. Full color.

Click for more in this series: I Can Read Nonfiction - Level 2 (Paperback)
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals - Marine Life
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals - Mammals
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers - Beginner
Dewey: 599.5
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 550(Not Available)
Series: I Can Read Nonfiction - Level 2 (Paperback)
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 5.4" W x 8.3" (0.10 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 85109
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
How big are whales? How do whales breathe? Do they live alone or in groups? Why are so many whales in danger? This exceptional book for beginning readers explores one of the most amazing animals in the sea.

Featuring breathtaking photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Amazing Whales is the latest title in a new I Can Read Book series about the fascinating animals that share our world and how we can help to keep them healthy and safe.

Ages 4+

Contributor Bio(s): Thomson, Sarah L.: -

Sarah L. Thomson is the author of Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag, a Nebraska Golden Sower Award finalist; all the Wildlife Conservation Society I Can Read Books, including Amazing Tigers!, winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award; and What Lincoln Said, written with "admirable simplicity" (ALA Booklist). Sarah lives in Portland, Maine.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Fall)
Early readers will appreciate large, well-spaced typeface over full-page Wildlife Conservation Society photos in these fact-filled, well-organized narratives. Simple page layout aids focus on the subject matter--gorillas in families and at play, and whales as the earth's largest water mammals--each studied and appreciated by scientists, and both "[needing] our help to survive." [Review covers these I Can Read Book titles: [cf2]Amazing Gorillas![cf1] and [cf2]Amazing Whales![cf1]] Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 January)
Gr 1-3-Thomson's superior text sustains readers' attention with interesting facts and apt comparisons, such as, "A killer whale is about as long as a fire truck" and "Baleen is made of the same stuff as your fingernails." The book evokes a sense of having a conversation with a knowledgeable, friendly expert. Words are defined within the text. For beginning readers, this is much easier than referring to a glossary because it keeps the terms in context and allows the text to flow with minimal interruption. Spectacular color photographs add detail and drama, with some intimate close-ups of the magnificent mammals. The book ends with a few pages about whale conservation and raises questions that suggest the need for further investigation, and may serve as a springboard for rich classroom discussion. This is an excellent choice, particularly where hi/lo titles are needed. The author has managed to strike a balance between simplicity and rich content.-Mary Hazelton, Warren Community School and Miller Elementary School, ME Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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