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What's the Difference Between a Turtle and a Tortoise?
This title covers these subjects: Marine animals., Reptiles., Turtles.
What's the Difference Between a Turtle and a Tortoise?
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What's the Difference Between a Turtle and a Tortoise?

One animal has a lightweight shell. The other animal’s shell is heavy. Do you know the differences between a turtle and a tortoise?

Reading LevelGrades K-3
Interest LevelGrades K-3
Lexile LevelAD570L
ATOS Level3.5
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #137988
Early Intervention Level25
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Dimensions11" x 9"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $29.32 School/Library Price



NSTA Recommends - Juliana Texley

"This primer on two groups of reptiles is a good one to use with primary students who are learning to classify. The text is clear and precise, with supporting elements like a glossary and diagrams to help readers along. Large, double-page illustrations make the book appropriate for reading aloud or sharing at a center. I found a few of the vocabulary words a bit unscientific—probably a concession to reading level. For instance, the definition of the difference between sand and dirt would be debated by an Earth scientist. Some of the details would need much more explanation as well; the difference between oxygen and air, the concept of "taking oxygen out of water," and use of the technical term hibernation for a poikilothermic (cold-blooded) animal, would all prompt questions from young listeners that the book doesn't answer. But overall this is an attractive and useful book. If a teacher takes just a bit of extra time to brush up on the more complete answers to students' inevitable questions, it will be both interesting and developmentally appropriate. The skills that the book reinforces help students go beyond just reading about facts. The basic premise of the "What's the Difference" series would support lessons in classification in all elementary grades." - NSTA Recommends

May 20, 2011

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, where she waterskied on the Mississippi River, played basketball, and skateboarded. She has written more than forty books for children and taught creative writing to children and teens. Trisha received a 2012 Minnesota State Artist’s Initiative Grant. She won the 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, Loft Award in Children’s Literature/Older Children. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Stephen Shaskan, who is a children’s book author and illustrator.

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