This series will teach young readers about kindness and how to treat others through some of their favorite animals. Each title introduces the animal, where it lives, what it looks like, and more. The last pages are dedicated to an example of how the animals show positive emotions toward one another in nature.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2019
- Fall 2018
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|BISACS||JNF003010, JNF003300, JNF051150|
|Imprint||Abdo Kids Jumbo|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781629708904, 9781629709987, 9781680800524|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks, Read-to-Me eBooks|
|Dimensions||11.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Abdo Kids Online|
Animal Friends – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
The animals in this well-designed series have been hand-picked for their positive social behaviors. After briefly covering appearance, diet, habitat, and social structure, the author uses the remaining pages to explore a noteworthy trait, such as dolphins’ helpfulness or elephants’ kindness. Gorillas use[s] poaching traps to demonstrate how gorillas care for one another (many of them have learned to destroy these harmful contraptions, rather than avoiding them, to keep others safe), while Rats presents lab animals only and describes an experiment that illustrates how the rodents often share. Each spread features a single, concise nugget of information along with a carefully chosen, attractive photo. Terms such as matriarch, bond, and aggressive are presented in bold and defined in the text. The concluding “More Facts” page provides exactly what it promises. Great introductions to pro-social behavior for young animal lovers.