Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Dee Phillips
Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Inc.
This is a non-fiction book that will answer all of your questions about reindeer! The table of contents will help readers find topics that they are interested in learning more about. Each page spread included information about one specific topic related to the life of a reindeer. There are four to five short sentences on the left with labeled pictures and fun facts on the right. Readers will learn that reindeer have hairy noses, that both male and female reindeer have antlers, and that reindeer can swim! The adorable pictures of reindeer calves might leave readers ready for a trip to the tundra.
This book would be perfect for teachers to introduce students to non-fiction books. There is a clear table of contents at the beginning and an index at the end. Every page includes facts about a certain topic related to reindeer. Many pages have questions on one page and students can find the answers to that question on the next page, which is great for teaching young children how to find answers in the text. This book would also be useful for comparing and contrasting adult reindeer with reindeer calves. It has great science connections with a science lab included at the end about reindeer hooves.