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Summary: Everything you want to know about an ostrich you'll find in this book. This book is part of a nonfiction picture book series that features the largest size of an animal in the species.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 10; read yourself: 7 to 12
Interest Level: 5 to 10
Reading Level: 2.8
Age of Child: Read with children ages 4 and 6.
Young Reader Reaction: My children were both fascinated by this book and all the fun facts they learned from it. We read it several times. I was surprised by how much my kids enjoyed it and how much information they retained.
Adult Reader Reaction: I like Ostrich. I loved that the nonfiction subject matter intrigued my children as much as it did. I think the photographs on each page really helped.
Pros: Kids love animals, especially unique ones! They'll learn a lot of interesting facts about this unique bird.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a book to read a few times and then return to the library.
Educational Themes: Use this book as a basis of "comparision" for other animal species.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.