Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Teddy Borth
In Green Animals, readers learn that green is the combination of the primary colors blue and yellow which makes it a secondary color. There are green animals that live in water and on land. Some of these animals include tree pythons, European tree frogs, green basilisks, caterpillars, and Amazon parrots. Many animals, including several varieties of mantis, use their green characteristics as camouflage. Some animals like tree sloths turn green from the algae that grows on them. Readers will learn all kinds of interesting facts about green animals in this book.
Like most nonfiction books, Green Animals includes a table of contents, a glossary, an index, page numbers, and page headings. This book is one of many in this colorful animal series by ABDO Kids. Beginning readers will benefit from the glossary, which gives simple definitions to unfamiliar words such as croak, green envy, algae, primary color, and secondary color. Each page spread includes one whole page of a vibrant photo of a certain green animal. This book is perfect to read out loud or for children to navigate independently to find information and fun facts.