Statts, Leo


(4) K-3 Zoom In on Backyard Animals series. These basic introductions to backyard critters offer cursory facts about appearance, habitat, food, and life cycle. Simple, choppy texts for emergent readers are adequately reflected in the accompanying photos. The appended "Quick Stats" section offers oddly conceived size comparisons (e.g., "the largest grasshopper is longer than a baseball"). Glos., ind. Review covers these Zoom In on Backyard Animals titles: Bees, Earthworms, and Grasshoppers.


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