Pedro’s Family

Lerner. (Let’s Look at Polar Animals (Pull Ahead Readers—Fiction)). Aug. 2024. 16p. $27.99. ISBN 9798765626221.
K-Gr 1–Several intriguing animals call the polar landscape home, and each one has a unique adaptation to help them survive and thrive in these chilly climates. From the penguins huddling together to ensure their eggs stay warm (Pedro’s Family) to Arctic foxes using their white fur to blend into the surrounding landscape (Frosty’s Snow Day), polar animals stand out among global fauna for their cold weather traits. The “Let’s Look at Polar Animals” series specifically speaks to young and emerging readers in both the design and narratives. Short phrases, cheerful illustrations, and vocabulary that offers just enough of a challenge to permit young readers to enjoy the act of reading while becoming more adept at doing so. Additionally, each title has been examined by a reading specialist to ensure it is meeting the goals of the series, so families can feel comfortable offering these books to their children. Illustrations are the primary feature of each of these titles, drawing readers’ attention to the subject matter of the books while encouraging them to investigate the limited narrative. Where words do appear, they make use of large font, short lines, and repetition to be particularly accessible to emerging readers. At the conclusion, each book invites readers to locate specific imagery within the story and includes an index.
VERDICT Accessible, enjoyable, and educational, this collection is a positive addition to library collections for new readers.

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