Animalogy: Animal Analogies

Marianne Berkes (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181477

Sign in to Read

Description

Compare and contrast different animals through predictable, rhyming analogies. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals . . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animals classes and are so fun, readers learn without even realizing it! Animalogy is to fun, as animals are to nature.

Reading Level
Lexile
AD180L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
G
ATOS
1.8
DRA
12
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Language Arts Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
More Like This

Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants

Sandra Markle (author) Fabricio VandenBroeck (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348405

Elephants never forget. During a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant is in search of water for her herd. Little Calf follows along and mimics her grandmother at each stop on their journey. When Grandma leads them to a watering hole she recalls from before, the elephants are overjoyed and Little Calf splashes about with her tender leader. Grandma's persistence and powerful memory is something Little Calf will never forget. Based on true events. Sandra Markle’s acclaimed nonfiction writing takes on a more lyrical style alongside Fabricio VandenBroeck’s gorgeous illustrations making this story of animal behavior accessible for younger readers. Back matter includes further information about the phenomenon of a herd of elephants that survived a drought, as well as fascinating elephant facts.

Tuktuk: Tundra Tale

Robin Currie (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558821

As the sun begins to set, arctic animals scurry to prepare for six months of darkness and cold. Tuktuk the collared lemming is almost ready for the long winter night all he needs is warm fur to line his nest. When one furry kamik (boot) slips off an Inuit drivers sled, Tuktuk is in luck! But as he drags it home, Putak the polar bear, Aput the arctic fox, and Masak the caribou eye this little lemmings prize and want it for their own. Can Tuktuk outwit the other animals and convince them that one furry kamik is no good for anyone bigger than a lemming?

Amy's Light

Robert Nutt (author), Robert Nutt (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693178

Remember the wonder and innocence of catching fireflies as they dance through the summer nights? Here is an opportunity to share the magical experience with your children. Amy is afraid of dark shadows in her bedroom, but notices a slight glow in the back yard. With exuberance she catches fireflies in a jar, only to find their lights go dim until they are free again--and finds that her fear of the dark is gone too. The photo-illustrations are lifelike yet dreamy. A wonderful read-aloud.

If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby

Fran Hodgkins (author), Laura J. Bryant (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693062

Here is a unique blend of love song and natural fact, celebrating the care that exists between the parents and offspring of many species. Baby mountain goat is guided up high cliffs. Baby beaver learns to build well. Baby bat is held in mother's protective embrace, upside-down. And YOUR baby, too, will feel the comfort and delight of nature's wonders. Here is a "sweet dream bedtime" book for nature lovers of all generations!

Critters Up Close! - Gorillas

Publisher: Zoobooks ISBN: 97819323196560

Critters Up Close! puts the animal kingdom into a toddler's hands. Combining beautiful photos and illustrations with toddler-sizes stories, it is sure to entertain and educate. Sturdy and durable, this series provides a firm foundation on animal habitat, diet, socialization, and more with the simplicity a toddler will have no trouble grasping. Research shows that reading with babies and toddlers boosts cognitive development, too!

Zoobies - Animal Babies

Publisher: Zoobooks ISBN: 9781888153057

Cuddle up and start reading Zoobies aloud to your little one. Like other Zoobies parents, you know research reports many developmental benefits come from reading aloud to children. And what do young children love to read about? ANIMALS! Animals are the rock stars of early childhood. Just read Zoobies together and watch your little learner's eyes light up. As a charter subscriber in the Zoobies family, you will receive Zoobies every other month and lots more…