Giant Octopuses

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Animals

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

How do octopuses swim? Why can they change to fit into any shape? Young readers can learn the answers to these and many other questions in the Pull Ahead Books title Giant Octopuses. Engaging text and color photos bring the octopus to life as it swims, eats, escapes predators, and more! Readers will also learn the body parts of an octopus and how each one helps this intriguing animal to survive.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-82253-637-6
$7.99 $7.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2000
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Pull Ahead Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2000-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.8
BISACS JNF003150
Dewey 594'.56
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.125 x 7
Lexile 560
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 49276
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Fast facts, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Maps, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • ILA Teacher's Choices, Winner, 2000

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“With sharp, colorful, high-contrast photos, this small, square book describes physical characteristics, diet, and life cycle, using simple words and short, clear sentences geared to the very young.” —Horn Book Guide

Photographer: Fred Bavendam

Author: Christine Zuchora-Walske

Christine Zuchora-Walske grew up—and eventually settled down—in Minneapolis. But as a young adult, she spent some time gallivanting elsewhere, including the University of Notre Dame, London, the University of Denver, and a small town in the cornfields of Illinois. Along the way she discovered a love for reading, writing, and inquiry—and a desire to make a career of those activities. For almost twenty years now, Christine has been writing and editing books and magazine articles for children and their parents. She began as an editor with the Cricket family of children's magazines. She ventured to the Lerner Group next, and then Meadowbrook Press. After having two children, she became a freelance editor and writer. Christine's author credits are many and varied. They include crafts and puzzles; a monthly column in which she impersonated a praying mantis; natural science titles for beginning readers; books exploring countries around the world; a debate on the pros and cons of Internet censorship; and books on pregnancy and parenting. Christine has also edited hundreds of articles and books in many genres and for all ages. Christine is especially fond of science and history. But she loves all kinds of knowledge and literature. She never tires of learning new things, and she gets a kick out of trading knowledge with others.

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Pull Ahead Books — Animals

Perfect for young animal lovers, these rich resources explore a wide range of wild creatures—their physical features, habitats, and life cycles. The conversational text prompts the reader to pose questions, observe the photos carefully, and begin to understand animal groupings… View available downloads →