Dolphins (National Geographic Readers Series)

Dolphins (National Geographic Readers Series)

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by Melissa Stewart
     
 

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Everyone loves the smile on a dolphin’s face. Though smart enough to become theme park tricksters, dolphins are first and foremost wild mammals. Melissa Stewart’s lively text outlines our responsibility to conserve their natural environment. This high-interest book also offers an interactive experience to boost awareness of these adorable creatures.

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Everyone loves the smile on a dolphin’s face. Though smart enough to become theme park tricksters, dolphins are first and foremost wild mammals. Melissa Stewart’s lively text outlines our responsibility to conserve their natural environment. This high-interest book also offers an interactive experience to boost awareness of these adorable creatures.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Dolphins are mammals and even though they live in the oceans and rivers unlike most fish they give birth and nurse their young who are called calves. They use a system of echolocation to find food and other objects, they are playful and smart which is why one often sees them performing in water parks. They will play with each other and play in the wake of ships or ordinary waves. Their bodies are streamlined for high speed swimming and even though they breathe air, they are able to dive deeply and hold their breath for long periods of time. These animals are different from porpoises and an illustration clearly shows the distinguishing characteristics in snout and dorsal fins. Along the top of several pages are questions and answers which are really jokes or puns. The closing pages contain a picture glossary and a story with fill in the blanks to test reading retention. Those young readers with curiosity about nature will certainly find good information, excellent illustrations, and more in this "National Geographic Kids" reader written at level 2 for those who are reading independently, although even older readers will find plenty to enjoy in this book so it may be very useful in a hi low reading program. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426306525
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Series:
National Geographic Readers Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
49,022
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
NC680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

MELISSA STEWART is the owner of Honeybee Productions, an editorial services company, and has written many celebrated nonfiction books for children. For National Geographic Readers Melissa has written AntsSnakes, and Deadliest Animals.

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Dolphins (National Geographic Readers Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
kokopuffs More than 1 year ago
Great for children and adults!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE DOLPHINS! I AM WINTERS BIGGEST #1 FAN!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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Dolphins are awsome i love dolphins this book is awsome
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