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What kind of living thing is it? - PB
What kind of living thing is it? - PB
What kind of living thing is it? - PB
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There are billions of living things on Earth. Living things are alike in many ways, but they are also very different. This intriguing book asks children to look at similar characteristics and decide if certain living things are what they seem to be. For example, are bats a kind of bird? Is a mushroom a kind of plant? Are caterpillars, worms, and eels different kinds of snakes? Are whales really big fish? This fascinating book explores what makes a living thing and how living things are grouped. What kind of living thing is it? will turn young readers into nature detectives.

Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J
Binding: Paperback
Series: Introducing Living Things
Author(s): Bobbie Kalman

Size: 8 ½″ × 9 ½″
No. of Pages: 24
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 3.2
Dewey: 570
Lexile: Not Available at this time.
Copyright: 2011

What kind of living thing is it?

“It’s alive! What is it? Living things are intriguing. They pique our interest and engage us in their activities. In Bobbie Kalman’s book, the characteristics of life are introduced to primary readers. Animals are distinguished first by their backbone, or lack of one. Various vertebrates and invertebrates were photographed and assembled on successive pages to illustrate the diversity of these two groups, found on land and in the water. Arthropods are featured invertebrates. The characteristic six legs are contrasted with the eight-legged crab or spider to enable the early reader to sort animals based on observable features. Vertebrates, from reptiles and amphibians to fish, birds, and mammals are portrayed in full splendor. Questions often lead the reader to the next page...The photography is breathtaking! The newt larva, with its gills fully displayed, is a novelty readers will want to explore. From mollusks to bacteria, a world of living things awaits readers at every turn of the page.” —National Science Teacher’s Association, 04/11