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Take your readers beyond the world of dogs and cats with Unique Pets! In this title, they will discover the tarantula's hair-flicking defense, silk-spinning abilities, and often gentle nature. Easy-to-read text introduces the behaviors, size, appearance, natural habitat, diet, reproduction, development, and care and keeping of this prized arachnid. Large, full-color photos show off the varied colors of these delicate spiders. Your readers are unique individuals. Shouldn't their pets be, too?

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF003170, JNF003120, JNF016000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science & Technology
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Season 2012-09-01
ISBN 9781617834448, 9781614802662
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 595.4
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 790
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 154634
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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.

Author: Kristin Petrie