Counting Sheep

illus. by Teagan White & Jennifer L. Meyer. 128p. (Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet: Bk. 2). ebook available. Holt. Apr. 2017. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781627798709.
Gr 2–4—Life is never dull on Callie's family farm. With six brothers and a host of animal companions, excitement is always brewing. While Dr. Pritzker, the local veterinarian, is away, it falls to Callie, Travis, and Granddaddy to help insects and animals in the newest installment of this series based upon the well-loved middle grade titles. This selection will be of interest to those fascinated by nature. Readers will learn about the evolution and life cycle of a butterfly and the lambing process. Some of the more challenging vocabulary is defined ("veterinarian"), while readers can use context clues to understand others ("embed," "nocturnal," "disastrous"). Newer readers may need some assistance, making this title best suited for guided reading.
VERDICT A strong introductory chapter book for young readers interested in science and nature.

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