Tentacles!: Tales of the Giant Squid (Step into Reading Series)

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For centuries, sailors have handed down stories of the giant squid. They say this mysterious monster of the deep chases ships and battles whales. They say it can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and that its eyes can be as big as a human head! Are these stories fact or fantasy? Find out in this exciting beginning reader.

Describes some of the exaggerated stories that have been told about giant squids and also what scientists have learned ...

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Overview

For centuries, sailors have handed down stories of the giant squid. They say this mysterious monster of the deep chases ships and battles whales. They say it can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and that its eyes can be as big as a human head! Are these stories fact or fantasy? Find out in this exciting beginning reader.

Describes some of the exaggerated stories that have been told about giant squids and also what scientists have learned about their real physical characteristics and behavior.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375813078
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/27/2003
  • Series: Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 212,331
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2005

    A Reader Wtih Mystery

    What is more mysterious than giant creatures that live deep in the sea? Tentacles! Tales of the Giant Squid grabs the reader from the start. Author Shirley Raye Redmond writes that no one has ever seen a giant squid alive in its home in the deep! And no giant squid has ever been caught alive! Redmond describes the mysteries and ancient myths about these animals in a tone that keeps the reader interested. Can a giant squid really hypnotize a human? After all, its eye is as big as a human head. Do they attack freighters and snatch men off boats? She explains what scientists know today about giant squids, how they've come to know these things, and how scientists are using whales to try to learn more about these mysterious creatures. She presents facts and lets the reader decide what myths are true or false. She also explains the things we can never know until...one is filmed or caught alive! Redmond writes in a direct style that is understandable for young readers yet highly intriguing. This book unlocks old mysteries about giant squids and presents those that are still unsolved. The illustrations by Bryn Barnard are beautiful, especially the cover and the two-page spreads of ocean scenes. The illustrations match the mysterious feel of the book. The power of the giant squid clearly comes through. The text and pictures effectively show the characteristics, size, and uniqueness of the giant squid. This appealing book will leave young readers thinking of what they've read and seen long after they've closed the cover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2005

    this book sucks

    this book is the worst book i have ever read in my life.i know good literature when i see it and this just isnt it. i bet a pig with an extra leg would be more interesting to read about than some stupid see creature that sleeps all day. it was so bad my dog didnt even want to use it as toilet paper when i was done reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2005

    Waste

    When I got onto the internet in search of a book to satisfy my wonders. I bouhg this book thinking that it would give me an awful lot of information about squids, but it dosen't. It was a total waste of 10 or more bucks. I advise you to get a different book. The cover looks good and all, but seriously, I learned the hard way, don't judge a book by its' cover.

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