National Geographic Readers Hippos (Level 1)

National Geographic Kids. (National Geographic Readers). Apr. 2024. 32p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781426377068; pap. $5.99. ISBN 9781426377020.
PreS-Gr 1–National Geographic doesn’t disappoint with this nonfiction reader on hippos. Simple yet interesting facts curated by expert educators are presented in a child-friendly manner. The table of contents allows readers to find exactly what is needed for research purposes, but the book also reads fluently for an enthusiast looking for fun information. Incredible pictures of the hippopotamus body, face, teeth, and even hippo babies will make readers feel as if they are up close and personal with this larger-than-life mammal. Fun facts and related jokes are sprinkled through the pages to entertain young readers. Educators will love the activities and the glossary and word bank to create lessons with new and interesting vocabulary words.
VERDICT A solid introduction to the hippopotamus for beginning readers. Recommended for general purchase for a public or school library nonfiction section.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing