Web-Footed Billed Mammals
From the Series Comparing Animal Traits
Find out what a platypus has in common with a beaver or a dolphin. Learn what sets a platypus apart from a giraffe or a wild dog. Readers will compare key traits of platypuses—their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle—to traits of other mammals. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes this animal a mammal and how mammals are alike and different from each other.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.2|
|BISACS||JNF003000, JNF003140, JNF051150|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 10.25|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||170588|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
- Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“The unusual comparison of mammal traits makes this a series worth considering.”―School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch
Rebecca E. Hirsch is an award- winning children's author with a PhD in plant biology. Her picture books include Plants Can't Sit Still and Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep while You Sleep. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at rebeccahirsch.com.
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Comparing Animal Traits
The Comparing Animal Traits series builds students’ critical thinking skills by helping them gather and analyze information about what makes animals similar to and different from one another. The clear text and vibrant photos show how some species in the same… View available downloads →