Odd Animals (National Geographic Reader Pre-Reader)
Get to know the weirdest, silliest, most unique critters in the animal kingdom, from the axolotl to the star-nosed mole! This quirky early reader from National Geographic Kids is full of awesome animals that march (and crawl, swim, and fly) to the beat of their own drum.
Perfect for beginning and young readers, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every page. A vocabulary tree at the beginning of the book introduces kids to key words in concept groups, helping kids make connections between words. Plus, a wrap-up activity gives kids a chance to use what they've learned, while expanding their understanding of the world.
The source of fascinating articles and striking photographs for years, National Geographic has brought this high-interest combination down to the level of the youngest students. The readers are almost magazine-like in the quality of the photos and the short segments of interesting text. The information is concise and does not overload the children as they read-they can easily read through a book and feel an accomplishment while learning great information. Since the books are designed for children, they discuss topics that fascinate young minds-from bugs and animals to trucks. Each book is rated according to reading levels, with vocabulary and sentence lengths appropriate for each level. 32 pgs each, pb. - John