A Koala Joey Grows Up

From the Series Baby Animals

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

Mel is a koala joey. She is growing up in a park in Australia. She likes to ride on her mother’s belly. In less than a year, she grows from a tiny pink baby living in her mother’s pouch into a full-grown, eucalyptus-leaf-eating koala.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category Animals
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2004-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003310, JNF051150, JNF003140
Dewey 599.2'5139
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level J
ATOS Reading Level 2.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 76935
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Baby Animals

Watch as baby animals—some from endangered or threatened species—grow up. Simple sentences and captivating photographs portray the life of each animal as it develops and learns to live independently of either its human caretakers or its natural parents. View available downloads →