Starting Out: Baby Pandas
From the Series Starting Out
Celebrating the life, growth, and development of baby animals, Starting Out narrates the tale of growing up in the wild. This series employs simple language and a unique first-person perspective to introduce foundational biological concepts as it follows the adorable animal through the start of its young life. The straightforward text and large photos of the animal in its natural environment will both entertain and enlighten as readers learn how the animalХs physical features, diet, habitat, and familial relationships play a role in its growth and development. A baby panda narrates the story of its life, describing how physical features, diet, habitat and familial relationships play a role in its growth and development.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|BISACS||JNF038020, JNF003020, JNF003330|
|Publisher||The Creative Company|
|Number of Pages||16|
|ISBN||9781640262508, 9781640003910, 9781640262508B|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, multi-user ebook, Print + Ebook|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||D|
|ATOS Reading Level||1.2|
School Library Journal - Series Made Simple
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