Super Marsupials: Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, and More (Let's Read and Find Out Science Level 1)
Kangaroos, tree kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, wombats, opossums, and sugar gliders are all amazing animals!
What else do these animals all have in common? They are marsupials! Learn about marsupials in this Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book.
People keep their babies in cribs, but animals keep their babies in all sorts of different places! Did you know that some animals keep their babies in pouches?
Animals that keep their babies in soft, furry pouches are called marsupials. There are many sorts of marsupials, and they all have super amazing qualities! Did you know that koalas eat so many eucalyptus leaves, they smell like them? This book comes with a colorful infographic and an activity called Joey Day all about what it would be like to carry a marsupial joey (which means baby!) around all day long.
Super Marsupials: Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, and More is a Level One Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
These are favorites at our house! Mark is extremely science-oriented (and Janine seems to be following in his footsteps). He spends hours pouring over Visual Dictionaries and Wildlife Encyclopedias and watching Wonders of God's Creation and other science videos. He is really quite knowledgeable for his age. While it is no surprise that he liked these science books also, I was surprised that they were not too "simple" for him, with the availability of all those adult-level books. Much can be absorbed from these - they illustrate and explain advanced concepts at levels children can appreciate. The narrative is a blend of story and information and the illustrations (including visual aids such as colorful charts, maps and diagrams) are appealing and uncluttered. Each book introduces a science concept, then provides a step-by-step explanation within a clearly-written narrative. You may be able to find some of these at your library, but we decided that these were "keepers."
Many titles are included in this series. Stage 1 books are for younger children (PK-K), while Stage 2 books present more advanced concepts and with some hands-on activities that children can do themselves.