Praying Mantis

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This title will introduce readers to praying mantises. Readers will learn where these insects can be found, how they survive, and why their peaceful name might be misleading. Complete with great, up-close photographs. Aligned to Common Core standards & correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
BISACS JNF003120, JNF016000
Genre Beginning Readers, Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science & Technology
Copyright 2022
Division Abdo Kids
Imprint Abdo Kids Jumbo
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Season 2021-08-01
ISBN 9781098207397, 9781098208233, 9781098208653
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks, Read-to-Me eBooks
Dewey 595.7
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 11.25 x 9.25
Lexile 700
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 512328
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Abdo Kids Online

Incredible Insects – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This set highlights the distinct qualities of insects that might be new to most young learners. Cuckoo Wasp, for example, focuses on the creature’s impressive coloring and its unusual egg laying practices. Coverage also includes standard information about size, habitats, and life cycles, explained in clear, direct language. Photographs provide excellent visual support, with a single large image per spread, extending beyond the gutter. A giraffe weevil battle (Giraffe Weevil) and an atlas moth held in a child’s two hands (Atlas Moth) are among many eye-catching and informative images. In some cases key information, such as the Atlas moth’s lifespan and size data for praying mantises, is not provided in the main text, though they do appear in a brief “more facts” appendix. VERDICT Strong visuals and clear facts make these good choices to broaden the insect coverage for ­younger readers.

Author: Grace Hansen