Chimpanzees

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Overview

The 21st Century Basic Skills Library helps young readers develop fluency as they learn about the world around them.

Level One books are for readers with beginning reading skills. They contain 75-100 words. Simple, short sentences using many short vowel words comprise the text. Words and illustrations are familiar to young readers. Four to six content words are included.

Level Two books are for readers with intermediate reading skills. They contain 100-150 words. Words become more challenging, but there are very few complicated word patterns. Most words and illustrations are familiar to young readers. Six to eight content words are included to expand vocabulary and reading skills.

Level Three books are for readers with independent reading skills. They contain 150-200 words. Longer sentences and more complicated word patterns comprise the text. Some words and illustrations may reach beyond background knowledge. Eight to ten content words are included to expand vocabulary and reading skills.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Chimpanzees are like human beings in many ways. Like humans, they are intelligent, social creatures that use their brains for creating survival methods. Unlike humans, chimps tend to walk on their knuckles and spend most of their time in trees! This book explores habits of chimpanzees such as how they spend their time and how they use objects to make simple tools. It also examines some of the chimp's bodily characteristics such as their excellent vision, sensitive toes and fingers, and opposable thumbs. This is an introductory book that provides a great deal of detail. Intended for intermediate level readers, there are full-size photographs on every other page and each section is about three paragraphs in length. The book concludes with sections that discuss challenges to chimps. Sadly, there are only about 150,000 to 300,000 chimps left in the wild and chimpanzees are facing the very real threat of extinction. This book is from the "Nature's Children" series. Reviewer: Denise Daley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531210857
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: Children's Press Nature's Children Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 665,341
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

A Lot Like Human Babies 5

A Chimp's Day 11

All Grown Up 19

Find Out More 22

Glossary 22

Home and School Connection 23

Fast Facts 24

Index 24

About the Author 24

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