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Series Mighty Machines in Action Reading Level Grade 1 Interest Level PreK-3 ATOS 2.4-3.0 Lexile No Guided Reading Level G, H, I Copyright Year 2017 Dewey 600-Technology (Applied Sciences) ISBN 900110 Author No Artwork Photography Publisher Bellwether Media Imprint Blastoff! Readers AR Quiz No Review Source No Pages 24 Trim Size 6.5" x 9" Book Format Hardcover Reading Counts Points 1
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An exploration of familiar backyard animals. Each spread is composed of a few sentences that provide basic information on physical characteristics, size, diet, predators, or offspring. Diagrams that repackage this content using photographs are found throughout. In addition to a map locating where in North America the topic species is most prominent, a conservation scale (ranging from a bright green “Least Concern” to a deep red for “Extinct”) is featured. The appeal here is the crisp photos that showcase the animals in a way that can be described simply as cute: an eastern chipmunk with its cheeks full, a squirrel with its tiny pink tongue out, a plump hummingbird on a branch, and a doe-eyed skunk. Consider these additions as primers for local outdoor field trips with lower elementary students.