Buzzing Rattlesnakes

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Animals

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

What animal talks with its tail, smells with its tongue, hears with its body, and finds its prey by sensing body heat? A rattlesnake! Learn how these amazing animals give birth, hunt and eat their prey, and survive in different locations. Through incredible photographs and easily understood text, young readers learn to appreciate the dangerous, but intriguing, buzzing rattlesnake.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Animals
Copyright 1998
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 2.1
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 597.96
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.125 x 7
Lexile 420
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 26239
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Fast facts, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Maps, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Ruth Berman

Ruth (Berman) Strother is a veteran author and editor who has developed countless books for children in the areas of natural science, pet care, and biography, among others. Spanning the continent, Ruth was born in New York, grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is now trying to warm up in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and two Labs.

Photographer: David T. Roberts

Photographer: David M. Schleser

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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 →


Appraisal: Science Books for Young People

“. . .outstanding source of information. The series is just the type of resource one would use to engage children in the study of living creatures.”

The Horn Book Guide

“Besides conveying basic facts, the text asks questions, prompting readers to think analytically.”
--The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal

“This interactive approach is designed to spark discussion and should be especially appealing to young listeners. The eye-catching photos nicely complement the writing. . . good starting points for sparking interest in the topics, especially for libraries that serve a large population of younger children.”
School Library Journal