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The Truth About Dolphins

By: Maxwell Eaton III

This lighthearted nonfiction book is filled with useful facts about dolphins that will make you laugh so hard you won't even realize you're learning something!

ISBN: 9781626726680

JLG Release: Jul 2018


Sensitive Areas: None

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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine*, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly

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[STARRED REVIEW]
Eaton has hit upon an effective combination of silly and informative in this new nonfiction picture book series, respecting his young audience’s ability to discern between the two. The dynamic pages, with lighthearted, crisply rendered cartoon illustrations, have a lot going on but are thoughtfully designed to mak
[STARRED REVIEW]
Eaton has hit upon an effective combination of silly and informative in this new nonfiction picture book series, respecting his young audience’s ability to discern between the two. The dynamic pages, with lighthearted, crisply rendered cartoon illustrations, have a lot going on but are thoughtfully designed to make the books accessible to both new and more-independent readers. The main texts dispense basic facts about species, habitats, diet, physiology, and behaviors: “Dolphins come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors.” The animals’ speech bubbles alternate between supplementing information (about dolphins’ smooth skin: “it helps make us fast”) and advancing goofy subplots, such as a hippo’s failed attempts at bike riding. Other animals and a child or two pop up with more funny and/ or supporting asides. Text boxes provide additional details. Clever comparisons help readers digest information: “If this book was a hippo mouth, it could open almost all the way. If it was a human mouth, you couldn’t even read it.” Each volume concludes with discussion of environmental threats and a call to champion conservation efforts: “You can help by learning about bears [hippos, dolphins] and then teaching others.” The back matter is displayed to look like an open file folder packed with field notes; cartoony “photos,” samples, and drawings; a territory map; and short lists of books for kids (“pygmy-sized hippos”) and grownups (“orca-sized books”). The truth is . . . this series may well inspire a new generation of animal scientists and conservationists. kitty flynn

Book Details

ISBN

9781626726680

First Release

July 2018

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

599.53

Trim Size

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.9; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 2.3; Points: 1;

Lexile

Level 590L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Roaring Brook

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

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