Unnatural Selections

Wallace Edwards (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459805569

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Description

Beloved illustrator Wallace Edwards invites us into the world of Professor I.B. Doodling, a traveling artist who takes suggestions from schoolchildren in order to create fantastical hybrid animals. The result of these visits is Unnatural Selections, a collection of magnificent beasts, from the stately Whalephant to the talented Lizabouboon. Sure to inspire the imagination, Wallace Edwards’s intricate illustrations invite you to pore over them again and again. A supplementary index lists additional creatures to spot throughout the book’s pages, encouraging readers to go back for a second, and a third, look.

Reading Level
Lexile
AD510L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
N
ATOS
3.4
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Fairy Tales & Fantasy Humor Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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