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Author: Natalie Lunis

Illustrator: Natalie Lunis

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Publisher: Bearport Publishing, 2007

Material: hard cover

Summary: Everything you want to know about an ostrich you'll find in this book. This book is part of a nonfiction picture book series that features the largest size of an animal in the species.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 10; read yourself: 7 to 12

Interest Level: 5 to 10

Reading Level: 2.8

Age of Child: Read with children ages 4 and 6.

Young Reader Reaction: My children were both fascinated by this book and all the fun facts they learned from it. We read it several times. I was surprised by how much my kids enjoyed it and how much information they retained.

Adult Reader Reaction: I like Ostrich. I loved that the nonfiction subject matter intrigued my children as much as it did. I think the photographs on each page really helped.

Pros: Kids love animals, especially unique ones! They'll learn a lot of interesting facts about this unique bird.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a book to read a few times and then return to the library.

If You Liked This Book, Try: INSECTS: BIGGEST! LITTLEST!   EXTREME ANIMALS: The Toughest Creatures on Earth   SHARKS: BIGGEST! LITTLEST!

Educational Themes: Use this book as a basis of "comparision" for other animal species.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, animals

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2016

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