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Baby Whales Drink Milk
Contributor(s): Esbensen, Barbara Juster (Author), Davis, Lambert (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0064451194     ISBN-13: 9780064451192
Publisher: HarperCollins
OUR PRICE: $5.09  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 1994

Annotation: Barbara Esbensen and Lambert Davis dive into the ocean to explain why a whale is a mammal--and not just a big fish. This new "Let's Read and Find Out" science book explains the defining characteristics of mammals and how all mammals nurture their babies to help them grow up. Full color.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction
Dewey: 599.51
LCCN: 92030375
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 580 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Series: Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science 1
Physical Information: 0.12" H x 9.84" W x 7.96" (0.29 lbs) 32 pages
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Maps, Price on Product
Review Citations: School Library Journal 03/01/1994 pg. 214
Booklist 02/15/1994 pg. 1083
Kirkus Review - Children 01/01/1994 pg. 66
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 41739
Reading Level: 3.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:

Read and find out about how whales are mammals--just like us--in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

What do dogs, pigs, whales, and people have in common? They are all mammals. Whales may seem like enormous fish, but they are really mammals like dogs and pigs and people. They breathe air through lungs, they are warm-blooded, and they have hair. Baby whales even drink milk--just like people do!

This clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom, is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

    hands-on and visualacclaimed and trustedgreat for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

    Entertain and educate at the same timeHave appealing, child-centered topicsDevelopmentally appropriate for emerging readersFocused; answering questions instead of using survey approachEmploy engaging picture book quality illustrationsUse simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skillsFeature hands-on activities to engage young scientistsMeet national science education standardsWritten/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the fieldOver 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Contributor Bio(s): Esbensen, Barbara Juster: - Barbara Juster Esbensen was the author of many popular fiction and nonfiction picture books, including Baby Whales Drink Milk, another Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science title.

Holly Keller has illustrated numerous picture books, such as Nola Bucks Morning in the Meadow, and the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science title Lets Go Rock Collecting by Roma Gans. She lives in West Redding, CT.Davis, Lambert: - Barbara Juster Esbensen is the author of one other Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book R, Sponges Are Skeletons, illustrated by Holly Keller. She is also the author of several distinguished collections of poetry including Who Shrank My Grandmother's House? Poems of Discovery, an ALA Notable Book, illustrated by Eric Beddows. Mrs. Esbensen lives in Edina, MN.

Lambert Davis is the illustrator of several popular picture books including The Dark Way by Virginia Hamilton. Mr. Davis lives in San Diego, CA.

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