Amazing Whales! (I Can Read Book 2 Series)

Amazing Whales! (I Can Read Book 2 Series)

by Sarah L. Thomson


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How big are whales? How do whales breathe in the ocean? Do they live alone or in groups? Why are so many whales in danger? Read and find out in this Level Two I Can Read that is perfect for beginning readers and animal lovers who can read on their own but still need a little help.

Filled with breathtaking, full-color photographs of whales in their natural environment from the Wildlife Conservation Society, this book will fascinate kids with incredible facts about how whales eat, hunt, and even communicate. School Library Journal praises Amazing Whales! for presenting "raw data in a way that will be meaningful to kids" and Booklist says it "evokes a conversation with a knowledgeable, friendly expert."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060544676
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/21/2006
Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 202,574
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sarah L. Thomson is the author of Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag, a Nebraska Golden Sower Award finalist; all the Wildlife Conservation Society I Can Read Books, including Amazing Tigers!, winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award; and What Lincoln Said, written with "admirable simplicity" (ALA Booklist). Sarah lives in Portland, Maine.

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Amazing Whales! (I Can Read Book 2 Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bsalomon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that explains different facts about the largest mammal in the world, whales. It talks about what whales eat, how big they grow, and how we can keep them safe from extinction. The pictures in the book are great because they are actual photographs of these animals. I would use this book as a read aloud because it is the perfect length with great pictures that will spark a child¿s interest.
Jmmott on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Straightforward book for children about whales that is part of the "I can Read" series. It is best suited to children in the early primary grades, but does provide a lot of facts for its limited size. There is a nice selection of color photos that help to illustrate the different kinds of whales and pronunciation guides are provided for the particularly difficult terms. Photos include pictures of whales breeching the surface, but there are also underwater shots. The book is about the width of a trade paperback which is a nice fit for the smaller hands of children. This book could be used in a lesson about environmentalism, mammals, or oceans as it crosses into different focuses while remaining centered around whales. It could be a good jumping off point to talk about other mammals that live in water like the dolphin (actually a toothed whale!), sea lions, etc and to make the point that not everything that lives in water is a fish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago