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Author: Sarah L Thomson

Illustrator: Wildlife Conservation Society

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers,

Material: hard cover

Summary: This great informational book gives many facts about dolphins and their lives. It also discusses the importance of keeping dolphins safe from environmental hazards. This is a book for kids learning to read.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, learning to read, read aloud book, easy reader, developing reader

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 5 to 8

Reading Level: 2.2

Age of Child: Read by child 7 years old; read with child 5 years old.

Young Reader Reaction: “It was a good book because it taught me about dolphins.”

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a wonderful book for the facts (I even learned something new) and the text was appropriate for the reading level.

Pros: The facts and illustrations make this a good book for early readers.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a good book to borrow; I am not sure if a child would pick up this book after reading a few times.

If You Liked This Book, Try: UNDER THE SEA (Usborne Lift-the-flap)   ADVENTURES OF RILEY: DOLPHINS IN DANGER (Riley's World Series®)   TRUE BLUE FRIEND (Webs to Whales Nature Tales)

Educational Themes: Readers can learn and explore facts about dolphins; hazards to dolphins and other animals; and conservation of our natural resources. Take it a step further with additional research or discussions to brainstorm ideas to help.

Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level 2.2

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - science, nature, easy reader series, animals

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2007

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