DISGUSTING ANIMALS by Julie Murray (Abdo Press) is a fun little book that came out in 2010. It's written at the 3rd Grade level and I think it's got just the right level of grossness for it to be an engaging read for children that prefer non-fiction.
The book talks about 10 different animals: opossums, skunks, horned lizards, owls, foxes, vultures, eagles (in brief, seems they like vulture vomit), giraffes, and naked mole rats.
The type of things that children will find out about are how animals defend themselves, feed their young and clean themselves. (Did you know Vultures pee on themselves to stay clean? Yeah, eww.)
Here are some sample pages.
Besides the information about animals there are two pages at the end of the book about saving water and recycling. These ideas let children do something positive to help animals if they want to. You can find a table of contents for Disgusting Animals beneath the reading information.
I know I learned some things. I hope you and yours enjoy this little book.
(That's Wild!: A Look at Animals)
by Julie Murray
Word Count: 1,116
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 3.3 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 135267
Table of Contents
Nice to See You
Want Some Dinner?
Do I know You?
That WAS Wild!
Wow! Is that TRUE?
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