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The Truth About Dolphins


Series
The Truth About Your Favorite Animals

written and illustrated by
Maxwell Eaton III

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781626726680
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None
$15.30   $12.75
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QTY
Out of stock

JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

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!

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Dewey

599.53

AR

2.9: points 0.5

Lexile

590L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

1

JLG Release

Jul 2018

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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

Horn Book

[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

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

[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

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