The SeeMore Readers series by Seymour Simon continues with the addition of four new titles. Baby Animals and Fighting Fires are Level 1 readers (preschool to grade three); Level 2 readers (grades 1-3) include Danger! Volcanoes and Amazing Aircraft. Softcover editions contain a perforated page of four collectible cards with full-color photographs on one side and facts on the other. (July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Babies of any species are usually hard to resist. In this early reader that is part of the "See More Readers" series, kids will meet quite a few and glean some interesting facts. We learn that within an hour of birth, foals can walk around, and that baby chicks have no teeth so they swallow tiny stones to help them grind up their food. Cats and dogs are fairly helpless at birth and, like human children, depend on their mothers to nurse and help them learn their way in the world. Baby rabbits are also called fawns and while they are tiny compared to other members of the deer family, protective coloring serves a similar purpose. They are both pretty difficult to spot among the foliage. High quality photographs on each page help bring these various baby animals right into the readers' world. An excellent selection for home or school. Level 1, Grades preschool to 1. 2002, SeaStar,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-K-A delightful romp of discovery, both pictorially and factually. The images in this picture book are so alive that children will reach out to touch them. Each animal, including a foal, a piglet, and a rhino calf, is treated to a full-color, photographic spread that includes the term for the baby and other fascinating facts in a few sentences with simple vocabulary. This engaging title is an asset to toddler or easy-reader collections.-Cynde Suite, formerly at Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC
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Meet the Author
Seymour Simon the author of over 200 science books for children. More than half of his books have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Great Neck, New York.