Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? Young readers who are beginning to read-to-learn deserve high-quality non-fiction texts at their reading level, and this series delivers just that. Highly engaging print coupled with interesting illustrations and photographs takes the reader on a journey that explores how to identify alligators and crocodiles, lifestyles in and out of the water, and the gruesome details of how these predators hunt their prey. A well-placed glossary at the beginning of the text sets readers up for success. And the end pages suggest how to save these creatures for future generations.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Early elementary readers who are interested in animals will delight in this book and the others in the series. It would also work well as a text for a beginner research project.
Who should buy this book? Elementary and public libraries
Where would you shelve it? 597.98 or easy reader section
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? It’s not a “must-have” but certainly will be a great addition to your non-fiction early reader collection.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Linda Broderick, Lincoln Street Elementary School, Northboro, MA
Date of review: 4/11/2021