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Scholastic Discover More: Dolphins
     

Scholastic Discover More: Dolphins

by Penelope Arlon
 

An up-to-date introduction to these highly intelligent creatures.

DOLPHINS focuses on the latest dolphin information, as well as including essential facts. The book introduces anatomy, distribution, life cycle, and feeding habits appropriately for the newest science readers. There are amazing new stories about dolphins' behavior, from their use of language to

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An up-to-date introduction to these highly intelligent creatures.

DOLPHINS focuses on the latest dolphin information, as well as including essential facts. The book introduces anatomy, distribution, life cycle, and feeding habits appropriately for the newest science readers. There are amazing new stories about dolphins' behavior, from their use of language to rescuing stranded friends and sharing tools! Exclusive images engage children with these famous and fascinating animals.

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Children's Literature - Tina Chan
Dolphins are amazing mammals. With forty-two kinds, they can be big or small. They breathe air through their blowhole and they swim to the ocean’s surface to breathe. Dolphins give birth and produce milk to feed their young. They are warm-blooded mammals, so they can keep warm in cold water. Dolphins are also smart animals. They have strong senses, good eyesight in and out of the water, and they communicate by touching each other, using clicks, or making squeals or whistle-like sounds. Dolphins are fast swimmers as they can swim five times faster than the fastest human swimmer. Dolphins live in groups called pods or schools. Pods hunt in packs, help injured dolphins, and help each other find food. Calves are baby dolphins. They are born underwater and can swim as soon as they are born. Dolphins love to play. They play chase, play catch with a piece of seaweed, and play with air bubbles they make. They love to each squid, anchovies, crab, and mackerel. Dolphins not only live in the ocean, but also in freshwater rivers. Although river dolphins are smaller than ocean dolphins, their snouts are longer. Dolphins and humans have a special friendship. They can show humans when they are sad, happy, or excited. This book is filled with interesting facts and color photographs that will keep early readers engaged. Reviewer: Tina Chan; Ages 4 to 8.
School Library Journal
05/01/2014
Gr 1–4—This title shares the latest information on dolphins for beginning readers. Topics—including anatomy, life cycle, and feeding habits—are offered in a readable format. Dolphins are a perennial favorite among children, and students will be fascinated with the images and content offered here. This slim volume features facts printed in different font sizes and at different reading levels and fun underwater images, all enthusiastically presented ("Dolphins can swim five times faster than the fastest human swimmer can!"). Though the thick, slick pages, similar to a board book, make turning them a bit cumbersome, readers should enjoy this fun, accessible title.—Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545627382
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Series:
Scholastic Discover More Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,294,984
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Penny Arlon writes children's nonfiction, taking inspiration from her own children. Her books range from preschool titles to family reference books, and include the Art Attack books, based on the award-winning CITV (UK) children's television program, and all 14 titles in Dorling Kindersley's Eye Know series.

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