High in the Trees

High in the Trees

by Neecy Twinem
     
 

"My soft pouch is for my baby. . . . I curl up and sleep all day high in the trees." This adorable fluffy-eared marsupial munches on eucalyptus leaves in the treetops as the clues build up to the final spread and the answer-"I am a koala!"See more details below

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"My soft pouch is for my baby. . . . I curl up and sleep all day high in the trees." This adorable fluffy-eared marsupial munches on eucalyptus leaves in the treetops as the clues build up to the final spread and the answer-"I am a koala!"

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Part of the "Animal Clues" board book series, young children are given information and a close up view of a part of an animal. The objective is to guess what the animal is. In this case, the animal is a koala, a marsupial that eats eucalyptus leaves in the treetops and spends most of its life in the trees. It is fun, but may be a bit difficult for the really young kids. Also in the series is Changing Colors.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-Each page of these books presents a close-up illustration of a part of an animal while the text gives a progression of clues culminating in the identity of the creature on the last page. Changing Colors describes a chameleon; High in the Trees features a koala bear, neither of which is commonly familiar to standard board-book audiences. They would be hard pressed to figure out the answers from the text and close-up picture clues on a first reading. An ideal audience for these titles is older elementary children with special educational and physical needs. The books are small enough that they are not too heavy, and the format allows special-needs children to be able to turn the pages themselves. The nonfiction approach would also be appealing to older students whose educational level is in the lower primary grades, but whose interest level is much higher. These selections would also be useful in speech therapy where the clue format is often employed to work on processing problems and to help students learn to draw conclusions. Compared to Tana Hoban's concept books, which are very basic in their presentation and have spare texts, these offerings are much more complex. The detailed illustrations complement the text and provide the opportunity for further questions and discussion of the subject.-Vicki Emery, Belle View Elementary School, Alexandria, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881069402
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Series:
Animal Clues Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 5.93(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile:
AD320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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