From hairy, eight-legged tarantulas to cute, color-changing chameleons, the Unique Pets series is perfect for young animal enthusiasts! Easy-to-read text covers the behaviors, size, appearance, natural habitat, diet, reproduction, development, and care and keeping of these special creatures. Each peculiar pet comes to life in large, full-color photos. For readers seeking more information about popular pets, these books will take them beyond the world of dogs and cats!
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF003170, JUV002200, JNF003120|
|Subject||Animals, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Unique Pets – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
This high-interest set presents well-organized information about unusual subjects in both their natural environments and as household pets. Habitats, defenses, descriptions, diets, life cycles, and care are clearly described in straightforward text enlivened by interjections (“Yikes!” and “Gross!”) and chatty sentences (“What animals look like small dragons, live in the treetops, and love to swim?”). Readers are encouraged to buy from responsible breeders and to prepare for ownership by checking on the animal’s local legality as well as by finding an expert vet. Color photos are informative. . . . The publisher’s web address included in the back of each book links readers to informative, kid-friendly sites.