This title introduces readers to the tarantula. Simple text describes where different types of tarantulas can be found, what they eat, and how they hatch from eggs. The Animals of the World emergent reader series introduces children to different animals from around the world. The spreads link text to images and explore the habitat, eating habits, and other fascinating facts about each animal. Includes glossary with pronunciation guide and an index. Also includes "To Find Out More" section that lists additional reading materials and websites that will encourage readers to learn more about an animal. Welcome Books are reviewed by reading consultants before publication. Includes glossary and index. Glossary words are bolded throughout the book for easy identification and the glossary includes a pronunciation guide to help emergent readers with these new words. Grades K-4 National Science Standards Life Science: III Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions of growth, survival, and reproduction. The behavior of individual organisms is influenced by internal cues and external cues. Humans and other organisms have senses that help them detect internal and external cues.