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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: family reading, anytime reading, learning to read, read aloud book
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.
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.
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, learning to read, series book, animal stories
Date(s) Reviewed: August 2007
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