Real Live Monsters!

Real Live Monsters!

by Ellen Schecter, Donna Braginetz
     
 

Every book in the Bank Street Ready-to-Read series is targeted at the individual abilities of children ages three to eight as they develop reading skills.

Level 2 (Grades 1-3) books are written especially for children who are on their way to reading independently but who may need help.

Real Live Monsters!

Spooky spiders, lurking leeches, buggy beedes — are

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Overview

Every book in the Bank Street Ready-to-Read series is targeted at the individual abilities of children ages three to eight as they develop reading skills.

Level 2 (Grades 1-3) books are written especially for children who are on their way to reading independently but who may need help.

Real Live Monsters!

Spooky spiders, lurking leeches, buggy beedes — are they awesome or awful? Decide for yourself in this spine-tingling non-fiction boole Real Live Monsters introduces you to the scariest, spookiest creatures on earth... so real they just may creep up on you!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4This easy reader briefly describes distinctive characteristics of 10 animals that are either unusually large or display behaviors that might endanger humans. Army ants, Arctic lion's mane (a jellyfish), giant manta ray, piranha, and Komodo dragon are among the "monsters" included. Muted watercolor paintings appear on almost every page. Although the text is clearly written, its point of view is rather schizophrenic. While the information presented is factual, and readers are sporadically encouraged to view the animals with scientific perspective, Schecter emphasizes the sensational whenever possible. Words chosen to evoke shudders are printed in italics, bold print, or, frequently, in larger-sized, bleeding-ink print. The ferocity of a few animals is exaggerated; attacks on humans are rare. All of the creatures are identified by scientific name, but the genus and species are given in reverse order for the Atlas moth. The section on the bird-eating spider states that it is the spider's venom that liquefies its victim's body; however, digestive juices from the spider's abdomen perform this function. Books such as John Still's Amazing Beetles (1991) and Sandie Sowler's Amazing Animal Disguises (1992, both Knopf), as well as Seymour Simon's Little Giants (Morrow, 1983) cover similar material, and have a more scientific tone.Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836816204
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Bank Street Reader Collection Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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