" Dolphins – National Geographic Kids by Melissa Stewart - Level 2 – Great information, love the facts shared and how this book was organized. " The Styling Librarian said.
" I can't say enough about this series. Perfect for my second grade readers. " Debra said.
" Such an informative series of books! These are fun for nonfiction reading and ways for kids to learn things they may not have learned anywhere else! " Sydney Olson said.
" Level 2 ReaderI always learn something from these Nat. Geo. Kids books. The photographs are fantastic and the text is just right. We don't always read every detail on every page during the first read through. Unless, of course, there is a joke in which case we skim through and read all of the jokes first before going back to read the details. " Wooden Horse said.
" Alice loves dolphins. This book, a gift from our neighbor who picked it up at Marineland a few weeks back, teaches you all about dolphins from anatomy to behaviors and how they differ from other fish and whales. It also explains what types of "whales" are actually dolphins, like the orca. A good "reading to learn" book, level 2, with some interesting new vocabulary for the wee Alice. " Ashley said.
Do you love dolphins? Do you want to know more about them? Then this is the perfect book for you and your family or class! There are questions, facts, jokes and vocabulary words throughout. Learn where they live, what the eat, how they look and play plus alot more!
This book has amazing pictures and fascinating facts about dolphins. Both of us learned alot! This is perfect for any teacher, librarian, kid and parent! National Geographic for kids is a great series and I hope to add alot more to his collection!
Review from my five (almost six) year old son- "It is cool because I love dolphins and they are cute. The pictures look so real and really cool."
My son participated in the Barnes & Noble kids summer reading program and got this book for free! He was VERY excited since he LOVES dolphins and we ALL love free stuff!!" Jennifer Lombardi said.
"Dolphin Baby! By Nicola Davies 2010
I chose this twin text because it is a great narrative story that ties in information about a dolphin’s first stage of life. The information it infuses into the story tie directly into the non-fiction text: a mammal that drinks milk from its mother, using whistles to communicate and working as a pod. In order to enhance the non-fiction book I would conduct a think aloud with my students analyzing the similarities between the two texts. We would discuss how the authors gave us similar information by two different genres.
The structure of the non-fiction book is mainly description where the author goes into depth explaining key facts about a dolphin’s life. There is also a question/answer element throughout as well. It would be interesting to do a webbing activity with the students to see how their knowledge about dolphins grows after reading both the non-fiction and fiction books.
(February 22, 2012). Horn Book Magazine. http://www.booksinprint.com.leo.lib.u...#
" Mary Larkin said.
" Wow! My 8 year old loved this book. Her favorite parts were the pictures and the jokes on each page. She liked that all dolphins had different names for themselves. " Michael said.