Children's Literature - Kristin HarrisThe "Looking at Animal Parts" series of library-bound books is a level one reader that supports standards of learning for life science. This book is ideal for early readers as well as very young children. Word repetition facilitates learning new words and building vocabulary. The photographs and formatting enhance the value of these books. The large, colorful photographs clearly illustrate the topic at hand, supporting the text. Large letters, ample spacing and only two sentences per page provide a format that is easy to read. The text describes the variety of ways that animals use their wings, providing examples for nine of them. A large bald eagle descends onto a branch, wings widespread. A colorful butterfly sits on a flower in the garden and a katydid on a leaf. It is not just flying birds and insects. A puffin uses its wings to swim. Manta rays use their fins like wings to swim. A glossary, suggested reading and Internet sites are supplemental materials that boost the appeal of this well-designed and entertaining book.
Full of feather and open wide, animals use their wings to get where they need to go.
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