Undercover Ostrich

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

Animals can be sneaky. But do you know who is especially sneaky? Undercover ostriches! They’re everywhere, and they’re masters at going undetected. You’ve probably seen one and just assumed it was another woodpecker or owl. The narrator of this book is on the case, following a single ostrich on his many adventures. Not until the final twist does author and illustrator Joe Kulka let the readers in on the narrator’s true motivation: a peanut collection mission involving undercover elephants.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-04-02
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002040, JUV019000, JUV020000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 500
ATOS Reading Level 2.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 501320
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed



“Young listeners will chuckle at the absurdity (and surprise ending), and this classroom-friendly read-aloud has appeal for adults as well.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“[The] illustrations make the enormous bird humorously conspicuous from one page to the next.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author, Illustrator: Joe Kulka

Joe Kulka has written and illustrated My Crocodile Does Not Bite, Vacation's Over! Return of the Dinosaurs, and the award-winning book Wolf's Coming!. Joe lives in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.