National Geographic Readers: Koalas

National Geographic Readers: Koalas

by Laura Marsh
     
 

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With a seemingly permanent half-smile on their face, koalas are appealing to boys and girls alike. Filled with adorable photos, and carefully leveled text, this level 1 reader introduces beginning readers to these furry creatures, from cub to adult, exploring where they live, what they eat, and  even the way they say "hello" —by touching noses!

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With a seemingly permanent half-smile on their face, koalas are appealing to boys and girls alike. Filled with adorable photos, and carefully leveled text, this level 1 reader introduces beginning readers to these furry creatures, from cub to adult, exploring where they live, what they eat, and  even the way they say "hello" —by touching noses!

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Editorial Reviews

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"Cute, cuddly koalas are often mistaken for bears, but this book dispels that and many other myths about these lovable marsupials. Koalas’ ecosystem, life cycle, feeding habits, and social behaviors are all discussed in straightforward detail." —Booklist

Children's Literature - Trudy Shiroma Koeffler
This level one book is simple enough for young children to grasp and at the same time filled with a multitude of interesting facts. The beautiful, detailed photography adds to the intrigue of this book. A physical description of a koala is followed by an explanation of its habitat, complete with a map of Australia. As koalas are both mammal and marsupial, both are defined. Photographs of other marsupials with babies in their pouch are shown and there is a photograph with diagrams pinpointing specific unique physical characteristics of the koala. The concept of koala territories is introduced. Koalas have a scent patch on their chest and rub it on trees to mark their territory. The baby stage of koalas is briefly touched upon, covering the birth of a baby koala, called Joey, time in the pouch, and life on mother’s back. A cool facts page explains that koalas are picky eaters, only eat certain types of eucalyptus tree leaves, and thus smell like the leaves. Other cool facts are given for the child to research. Koalas are considered an endangered species; and ways to help the Koalas survive are given, whether you live in Australia or America. The ideas in this book about co-habitation between wild animals and humans provide an excellent introduction to conservation for young children. Reviewer: Trudy Shiroma Koeffler; Ages 4 to 6.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426315893
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
661,487
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
File size:
32 MB
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