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Title:
Why do horses neigh?
Author:
Holub, Joan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Puffin Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
46 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Questions and answers present information about the behavior and characteristics of horses and their interactions with humans.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
620 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 68086.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.9 2 Quiz: 34216 Guided reading level: K.
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ISBN:
9780803727700

9780142301197
Format :
Book

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Summary

Whether to learn more about a source of interest or a family pet, these two fun and fact-packed books offer an intriguing and useful look at the history, characteristics, and behavior of five different animals-horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils. Just right for on-your-own reading or school reports and projects, each book features dozens of full-color photographs and drawings-and some surprising reasons for all those neighs. Illustrated by Anna DiVito.


Author Notes

Author Joan Holub graduated from college in Texas with a fine arts degree. She illustrated her first published children's book in 1992 and began illustrating full time, shortly thereafter. She sold her first two manuscripts in 1996 and has since become a full time author. She has written and/or illustrated over 130 children's books, including the Goddess Girls and Heroes in Training Series. Her title Mighty Dads, illustrated by James Dean, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

K^-Gr. 2. Holub, who took on cats and dogs in her previous books in the Dial Easy-to-Read series, follows a similar format as she introduces horses in one volume and rabbits and other small pets, such as hamsters, in another. Presented in a question-and-answer format, the text is both interesting and informative. What are baby and adult horses called? Is a pony a horse? Are horses smart? These are just a few of the questions answered in an easy-to-read style. Rabbits may be a more useful choice as it features animals children are more likely to have as pets. It delineates the differences between hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs and describes the way the small animals eat, move, play, and socialize. Both books have a bright, appealing format that combines jaunty original art and well-chosen photos. Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Using a question-and-answer format, Rabbits discusses the different traits and behaviors of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils. While all are rodents, each one has its own peculiarities. Horses does the same for horses and ponies. Charming, full-color photographs and drawings, especially those depicting the animals interacting with humans, mostly children, enhance the large-type texts. A winning combination of tightly written narrative, age-appropriate vocabulary, and worthy illustrations guarantees that independent readers will enjoy these titles.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.