True Stories of Animal Antics

From the Set True Animal Stories

Discover some amazing-but-true stories of animal antics, including a dog that eats money and a lemur thief.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 590
Lexile 560
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Guided Reading Level P
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781626873568, 9781631436499
Copyright 2015, 2015
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of True Animal Stories from School Library Journal on November 1, 2014

Each of these title includes nine narratives about unusual animal events. The lesser-known stories, such as a bike-riding dog (Animal Tricks and Talents) and a water-squirting octopus (Animal Antics), are mixed with more widely known tales, such as the friendship between a Owen, a hippo, and Mzee, a tortoise (Animal Friends) and Koko, the gorilla who learned sign language (Animal Tricks and Talents). Other accounts, such as ‘The Frog and the Dragonfly’ (Animal Friends) and ‘The Dancing Bear’ (Animal Antics) are the result of the photographer’s anthropomorphic imagination and a serendipitous encounter with an unsuspecting animal. The treatment is more matter-of-fact than Picture Window’s ‘Animal Heroes’ series, though there is some overlap (such as Scarlet the cat and Sergeant Reckless). This series will be appreciated by practicing readers, who will be spurred on further research and the ‘Chapters’ series (National Geographic Kids). Fun books with strong kid appeal.

Author: Arnold Ringstad

Arnold Ringstad is the author of more than 30 books for kids. He loves reading and writing about space exploration. He lives in Minnesota.