Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786382

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Bold colors, easy-to-read text, and oversized, striking photos introduce young readers to the zebra! Readers will discover the zebra's unique body features, diet, social behavior, habitat, ways of communication, predators, methods of defense, and threats to its survival. In addition, readers will learn about the life of a baby zebra, from foal to independence. Maps highlight zebra territory, fun facts appear throughout, and the book closes with a full page of kid-friendly zebra facts. This title will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of the continent of Africa and the incredible zebra! Features include a table of contents, fun facts, maps, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
English (US)
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