Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.8
Lexile Measure®: 890L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: N
- General Nonfiction
About This Book
Some insects and spiders seem frightening because of their appearance or characteristics. For example, the female black widow spider eats the male after they mate, and the scorpion has a stinger on the end of its tail. Using colorful photographs and illustrations, this book introduces these and other scary creatures.
Photographs and amazingly realistic illustrations accompanied by 30 repetitive key words per spread introduce emergent readers to the more grisly aspects of animals, nature, and natural history in Scary Creatures. Ideal for primary-grade curricula, this intriguing series takes readers up close and inside some of the scariest creatures ever with amazing "X-ray" pages that reveal the internal skeleton of each creature when held up to the light, colorful illustrations that highlight each creature's unique features, and "Did You Know" questions that introduce fascinating facts and explode common myths — including the fact that not all snakes are slimy!
• Spectacular nature photos
• "Call-out" illustrations identify creature features
• Intriguing questions and "Did You Know" facts make every page inviting
• Unique X-ray pictures reveal skeletal structures