Sunday, November 03, 2013

Tricky Tarantulas

Kuskowski, Alex. Tricky Tarantulas. ABDO Publishing, 2013.  

This story is about tarantulas.  There are interesting facts, a small cartoon story, and a quiz and glossary in this book.  The author provides information but is also shows creativity by incorporating a fun cartoon spider story.  The illustrations depict real life tarantula pictures in their natural environment.  The cartoon is kid-friendly and adds a fun spin on an informational text for elementary students.  This book would be great to use in a science lesson.  It's directed toward 1st-3rd grade students.
The quiz at the end will allow teachers to observe and assess whether students were paying attention.  I liked the book and even learned something new myself!


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