Animals on the Go

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For the new reader who's ready to GO!

Green Light Readers are published in collaboration with the renowned Harcourt School Publishers and encourage children to grow by reading books-both inside and outside the classroom. Created for beginning readers at two levels of skill, these lively illustrated stories have been carefully developed to reinforce reading basics taught at school and to make reading a fun and rewarding experience.

Complete listing of Green Light Readers:
Sometimes by Keith Baker
Animals on the Go by Jessica Brett
Digger Pig and the Turnip by Caron Lee Cohen
Cloudy Day, Sunny Day by Donald Crews
The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch by Claire Daniel
Get That Pest! by Erin Douglas
The Tapping Tale by Judy Giglio
I Wonder by Tana Hoban
A Bed Full of Cats by Holly Keller
What I See by Holly Keller
Down on the Farm by Rita Lascaro
Just Clowning Around by Steven MacDonald
The Fox and the Stork by Gerald McDermott
Big Brown Bear by David McPhail
Popcorn by Alex Moran
Six Silly Foxes by Alex Moran
Catch Me if You Can by Bernard Most
The Very Boastful Kangaroo by Bernard Most
Shoetown by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
What Day is It? by Patti Trimble
Beginning Reader/Level 2

Explains that different kinds of animals such as mice, rabbits, and bobcats, need to move fast in order to catch things to eat or to get away from danger.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Animals need to move fast to get their food and often to escape from danger. A mouse may be tiny, but it is able to move very quickly. Ostriches are big birds; too big to fly, but they can run as fast as a horse. Bobcats hunt rabbits and both are quick. Rabbits communicate with each other by thumping on the ground when danger is near. Cheetahs, of course, are the fastest land animal, but they can only maintain their great speed for a short interval. These and a few other animals are all presented in the final spread of this nonfiction reader that also shows kids where in the world each of the animals is found. Part of the "Green Light Nonfiction" series, level 2, grades 1-3. 2000, Harcourt, Ages 6 to 8, $10.95. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-An introduction to a variety of fast-moving animals such as wild horses, ostriches, rabbits, bobcats, and cheetahs. The text is presented in a large, easy-to-read type that makes it appropriate for newly independent readers. However, the use of simple language limits the amount of information that can be presented, and the oversimplification can sometimes be misleading. For example, the text states that, "A mouse is little, but it's quick! Animals must be quick to catch things to eat." This makes it sound as though mice run to catch food, when in fact they're usually running to avoid being caught by a predator. An unlabeled map featuring pictures of the animals superimposed on their respective continents is also somewhat vague as it's often unclear just where these creatures live. The single- or double-page color pictures of the animals in motion are framed and appear flat and stiff. There's not enough factual material for kids working on reports, and the book is not compelling enough to make for interesting browsing. Many better books serve the same purpose.-Arwen Marshall, formerly at New York Public Library Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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