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Series Forest Babies Reading Level PreK Interest Level Grades PreK - 1 ATOS 0.5-0.9 Lexile 40L-160L Guided Reading Level C Copyright Year 2019 Dewey 500s ISBN 600231 Author Genevieve Nilsen Artwork Photography Publisher Jump! Imprint Tadpole Books AR Quiz Yes Review Source School Library Journal Pages 16 Trim Size 6.5" x 9" Book Format Hardcover Reading Counts Points No
School Library Journal, November 2018
New readers are the intended audience for these short and simple titles. Most sentences consist of a repeated pronoun plus a verb. The words on three spreads from Deer Fawns, for example, are: “It hides. It eats. It drinks.” The intentionally basic and repetitive language is a good fit for beginning readers. The narrative works in most cases. Owlets is less successful because the text seems to indicate a single animal, while the photos clearly show different owls in action. Highly appealing photographs heighten interest and appeal. Skunks at play, a staring owlet, and four climbing bear cubs are especially engaging examples, though a photo of an empty tree in Squirrel Kits acts only as filler. VERDICT Strong animal-oriented choices for kids just learning to read.