Title:  Amazing Land Animals

Author: John Farndon

Illustrator: Cristina Portolano

Farndon, J. (2016). Amazing land animals. Hungry Tomato.

ISBN: 978-1512409215

​E-book -- 2016

​Audience: Grades 3-7

​Reading Level:  Ages 8-12

​Genre: Nonfiction / Informational

Summary:  This book provides an abundance of information on many different land animals on Earth. Learn how they communicate, survive, and use tools in a all sorts of environments. ​

Likes: I really liked how the author focused on the animals' abilities and survival strategies in this book. The many illustrations in the book represented the text well. It was easy to see what the author was explaining. 

Dislikes: The only dislike I had with this book was the mix-up of illustrations and actual photos. I think having either all illustrations or actual photos throughout the book would have made it more of a reality and not cartoonish.  

Curriculum Connection:

4.RI.2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

4.RI.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. 

4.RF.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

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