National Geographic Readers Prehistoric Sea Monsters (Level 2)

National Geographic Kids. (National Geographic Readers). Jan. 2024. 32p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781426376528; pap. $5.99. ISBN 9781426375170.
Gr 2-5–Giant bugs, super sharks, and a fish with what looks like an ironing board on its head! These aren’t monsters from a science fiction or horror movie: they are real life monsters that lived on earth millions of years ago. This early reader will be popular with future paleontologists. The cover image of an open-mawed megalodon will capture young readers’ attention. Then the engaging, readable text will keep them hooked. Large, full-color computer generated images on each page drive the reading of this book, in which students will find fun additions like jokes and a quiz. Text features, including a table of contents, headings, captions, and a glossary with pictures support curriculum and understanding of the subject matter. High interest, readable texts are crucial to develop a love of reading in students, and this book fits the bill. An engaging and awe-inspiring romp through the prehistoric seas.
VERDICT This captivating journey through ancient waters, which blends impressive visuals with informative text, is a must-read for young explorers. Highly recommended.

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