Kingfisher, 9780753470640, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 21, 2013
This innovative series uses storytelling as the gateway to learning and exploration. Six action-packed story-scenes are followed by photographic information spreads which provide scientific detail and background. Each title can be read front to back, or the reader can follow special 'page links' for a thematic exploration. This series is perfect for emerging readers who are beginning to exercise wider reading, research and cross-referencing skills.
Reptiles are a source of endless fascination for children. Starting with the basic question of "What is a reptile?" and proceeding through habitat, feeding, hunting, survival strategies, and bearing young, "Explorers: Reptiles" draws readers in through a series of six beautiful story scenes that place reptile behavior in the context of the natural world. Each spread is followed with a detail page full of photographs and scientific explanations that expand on the elements in the previous scene. Young readers can choose to read the book sequentially, or to move through the book following thematic links that interest them such as "environmental science." This book is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of reptiles from the smallest lizard to the biggest alligator and everything in between.
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NSTA RecommendsConsiderable science content is contained in the colorful and graphic illustrations, as well as in the text.. . . . The books in this series could be used in interdisciplinary (multiple sciences) and integrated lessons (multiple subjects) presentations with sufficient planning. The most appropriate place for these books would be in a school or classroom library for children with curiosity about the topics or as material for independent reading. BooklistKids acclimated to following bits of stimuli down the rabbit hole of the web will be right at home with the interactive approach taken by [this new book] in the Explorers series. Each spread presents a new array of facts and information bytes around a central, digitally composed image, with small color-coded symbols that lead readers off into related information on different pages, emphasizing a subject-based browse that leaps forward and backward through the book before being recapped on a final page. . . . The choose-your-own-path approach, which allows readers to follow the aspects that interest them most, makes [this book] a [clear choice] for curious readers.