When Someone is  Afraid?

When Someone is Afraid?

Valeri Gorbachev (author), Kostya Gorbachev (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724199

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Using animal behavior as an example, this book proves that everyone is afraid sometimes.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Animals, Birds & Insects Other
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
Social Studies
English (US)
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