Amazing Whales! (I Can Read Level 2)

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9780060544669: Amazing Whales! (I Can Read Level 2)

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.

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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.

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Grade 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
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