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Animal Superpowers (Scholastic Reader Level 3)

Overview


Learn about animals and their amazing superpowers in this photographic comic-inspired reader!

Think superpowers only exist with superheroes in comics and movies? You're so wrong! With ANIMAL SUPERPOWERS, young readers will learn all about the amazing things animals do every day--things we normally think are impossible. Can you imagine being so strong you could lift over 1000 times your own weight? Or being so fast you could outrun a speeding train? Well, there are animals that ...

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Overview


Learn about animals and their amazing superpowers in this photographic comic-inspired reader!

Think superpowers only exist with superheroes in comics and movies? You're so wrong! With ANIMAL SUPERPOWERS, young readers will learn all about the amazing things animals do every day--things we normally think are impossible. Can you imagine being so strong you could lift over 1000 times your own weight? Or being so fast you could outrun a speeding train? Well, there are animals that can achieve these outrageous feats every day. These animals may not be superheroes, but they certainly have their very own superpowers!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Animals may not be superheroes but some appear to have superpowers. The text provides examples of animals known for their strength, speed, ability to navigate, jump, and carry heavy loads, etc. Cheetahs are the fastest mammals on earth and can sprint at 70 miles per hour. The fastest animal, however, is the peregrine falcon which can reach up to 200 miles per hour in a single dive. Have you ever seen animals climbing up walls? Among the masters are the geckos. Some animals use echolocation to see at night, they do not use their eyes but their ears. One of the birds that is truly amazing to watch is the hummingbird. It can fly forwards, backwards, upside down, and even hover in air. Fleas can jump further and higher relative to their size than any other animal. Dung beetles can pull of 1,100 times their own weight. Starfish can regenerate missing limbs and basilisk lizards can run over water. Many of the examples include comparisons to humans. For example, if you could jump like a flea then you would be able to jump over a 20-story building and across four basketball courts. The book is peppered with large, color photographs of these amazing animals and the name of each animal is in a different color from the regular text to make it really stand out. There is a glossary of over a dozen words. There is a note on the inside cover for adults who are working with children, plus a description of the "Scholastic Reader" series and a reference to the web site to give advice for sharing the reading experience with a child. This Level 3 book in the series is identified as a book that kids will read for inspiration and information. It is targeted to grades 1 through 3, and is identified a Guided Reading Level N with a Lexile of NC900L. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545415644
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: Scholastic Reader Series: Level 3
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 221,535
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: NC900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Christopher Hernandez is a children's book author and editor. He studied creative writing at Columbia University. He lives in New York City.
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