FICTION
Dolphins!
Dolphins! illus. by Meryl Henderson. 32p. bibliog. further reading. glossary. websites. Boyds Mills. Feb. 2019. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781629796802.
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Gr 3–5—This superb book focuses on the dolphin—hunting, communication, intelligence, and more. Readers will also learn about the differences between dolphins and porpoises and find out what we still don't know about these creatures. Pringle skillfully introduces vocabulary and occasionally directs readers to focus on selected illustrations or a sentence mentioned earlier. Henderson's paintings clarify and extend the text; a labeled image of a dolphin explains how the creature uses its various body parts; an illustration of the interior of the animal's head sheds further light on echolocation.
VERDICT Useful for readers interested in wildlife and as a mentor text for young writers.

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