Spring '20

Dolphins and Porpoises

From the Set Comparing Animal Differences

Explores the similarities between dolphins and porpoises, and how to tell them apart. Discover how traits like body shape, nose size, and dorsal fin shape can be used to identify these underwater mammals. Additional features include a side-by-side comparison of the animals, an activity encouraging readers to demonstrate their knowledge, a phonetic glossary, sources for further reading, an introduction to the author, and an index.

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  • Mammals with Fins
  • Dolphins
  • Porpoises
  • What’s the Difference?
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Activity
  • Index
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey 599.53
Lexile 480
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level M
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503835894, 9781503836822
Copyright 2020, 2020
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Comparing Animal Differences from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020

Well-organized presentations highlight the key differences between similar types of animals. Separate six-page chapters introduce relevant features and behaviors of each creature, like the hare’s long legs and the fish-carrying abilities of a puffin. Closing chapters point out the contrasting qualities as well as similarities, while a final spread presents opposing photographs of each animal with captions to visually highlight the differences. Full-page images on each spread usually do a good job of depicting the relevant information from the text. While some featured pairs (such as lizards and salamanders) have more pronounced differences than other similar animals (like llamas and alpacas), the text and pictures still effectively convey information. The complexities of animal classification are appropriately used only when needed for clarity. VERDICT Clear and accessible introductions with consistent focus on the series topic.

Author: Marie Pearson