This fun book teaches children concepts, or big ideas, about butterflies, including metamorphosis, migration, symmetry, and pollination. Children are encouraged to draw their own butterflies, take photographs, or find butterfly photos on the Internet. The text styles taught in this book include informational text, using headings and different fonts, boxed info, and creative writing.
Pugs were a favorite breed of Chinese emperors and Tibetan monks. These dogs are skilled competitors and loyal partners who love to be challenged. Kids will explore the background and personality of the Pug breed. Blastoff! Series
West Highland White Terriers are friendly, fun-loving dogs with shiny, white coats. Once used for hunting, these dogs enjoy running in open spaces, chasing animals, and digging holes in the ground. Children will learn about the history of the breed and the activities Westies participate in today. Blastoff! Series
Saint Bernards make good search and rescue dogs because of their strong sense of smell. They are famous for saving people trapped in Europe's snowy Alps. Eager students will learn the history of the heroic Saint Bernard breed. Blastoff! Series
Shetland Sheepdogs were first used to herd animals on farms in the Shetland Islands. Today, these dogs make great guard dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. Students will learn about the many roles of Shetland Sheepdogs. Blastoff! Series
German Shepherds have been used for a variety of work from seeing-eye dogs to bomb-sniffing police dogs. They also make fun, loving pets inside a home. Readers will discover the characteristics and the history of this versatile breed. Blastoff! Series
It's hard to imagine that Dachshunds, known for their short legs and slow speed, were ever used for hunting. Students will explore the original purpose of the Dachshund, the physical characteristics of the breed, and what these long, skinny dogs are valued for today. Blastoff! Series