Penguin, Prairie Dog, and Other Colonies

From the Series Pods, Troops, and Other Animal Groups
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

How do penguin colonies care for their young? Why do great blue herons migrate in groups? How do prairie dogs warn others of danger? Discover the answers in this interesting book and learn about the many ways living in a colony helps animals survive. Free downloadable Teacher's Guide available.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Age Range 8 - 11
Dewey 590
Lexile 860L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level Q
Subjects Animals, Life Science
Genres Nonfiction
Publisher Crabtree Publishing
Imprint Crabtree Crown
Copyright 2023
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs
BISACS JNF046000, JNF003000, JNF051150
Rights Included WORLD
Language English


Animals group together for a multitude of reasons, from safety in numbers to ease of finding prospective mates. These temporary or long-term associations of animals of the same species or colonies are explored in the latest entry in the Pods, Troops, and Other Animal Groups series (6 titles). After establishing the general elements of colony life, the book focuses on individual examples, from the more expected (penguins, sea lions, bees) to the more unusual (naked mole rats and the Portuguese man-of-war). Each spread features a rundown of basics (colony size, location), then offers more detailed information. Flashy text boxes, fun facts, and terrific photographs combine to great effect. Back matter includes a glossary, an index, and suggestions for learning more. An engaging and varied exploration of animal behavior.

Author: Kylie Burns

Penguin, Prairie Dog, and Other Colonies Teacher's Guide

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Author/Illustrator biography
Comprehension Questions
Educational front/back matter
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Teaching guides
Full-color photographs