Saturday, July 1, 2017

Review: Chicken (See Them Grow) by Joyce Markovics

A See Them Grow Book
by Joyce Markovics
Bearport Publishing
Children's Non-Fiction
24 pages
ages 4 - 8

A chicken pecks the ground looking for food. It was once a tiny embryo inside an egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an embryo inside an egg grows into an adult chicken in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.


Sticking to the facts, this book explains exactly how a chicken develops from an egg in a way young listeners can easily understand.

This book is chicken information pure--starting with what a chicken is to how an egg is formed and what happens from there. The information is brought across in simple to understand sentences, great for kids ages 4 and up, and gives step to step insight on the stages of egg and embryo development. Terms which might not be known to young listeners are placed in bold letters and explained in a glossary at the end of the book.

Real life photographs cover every two-page spread, letting kids see things for what they really are. The chickens are presented in full color and with such liveliness that it's hard not to smile while flipping through. Especially the pictures of the little chicks are super adorable. The text is placed in colorful boxes on each page in large, easy to read writing. Little dabs of extra information are offered on the spreads to help answer any questions, which might pop up: for example, it's explained what the difference is between a rooster and a hen along with a visual to make it clear.

At the end of the book, there's not only a glossary but an index, suggestions where to find out more about chickens as well as several, interesting chicken facts.

Summed up, this is a lovely book which not only informs kids on how a chicken comes from an egg, but dabbles in little facts to make becoming a young chicken expert fun.

This series has six books about everything from dragonflies to dogs and more.

How does a tiny tadpole turn into a huge frog? How does a chicken egg form and eventually become a chick? Beginning readers will learn through simple steps and fascinating, informative photos how different kinds of animals grow from embryos to adults. With just the right amount of detail, this series is a perfect introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple, clear sentences. A fresh, colorful design and eye-catching photos closely align with the descriptive text. These beautiful, informative books are sure to surprise and delight young readers.

Find the entire series here.

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