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SKU 900111 Series Engineered By Nature Reading Level Grade 4 Interest Level 3-7 ATOS 4.0-4.9 Lexile No Guided Reading Level No Copyright Year 2017 Dewey 500-Science and Math ISBN 900111 Author Louise and Richard Spilsbury Artwork Photography Publisher Bellwether Media Imprint Pilot AR Quiz No Review Source No Pages 32 Trim Size 7.5" x 9" Book Format Hardcover Reading Counts Points No
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Each title introduces 11 species, focusing on adaptive characteristics and behaviors of particular interest, ranging from the tentacles of the box jellyfish to termite mounds. Eye-catching layouts feature darkly colored backgrounds and large photos, with an uncluttered placement of text and insets. A couple of paragraphs describe one or two key facets of the featured animal, with a few related facts included. Information about the frilled lizard’s defense methods, for example, is supported by insets describing the frill’s size and the lizard’s hunting strategies, along with a useful umbrella analogy. Most of the photographs depict the particular adaptation effectively, though some examples are more generic.
VERDICT Strong visuals, solid organization, and topical focus make this an easy choice for browsers.