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Touching

From the Series Senses in My World

In Touching, early readers will discover how the brain senses touch, and how we use this sense to learn about our surroundings. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore one of the five senses.

A labeled diagram helps readers identify the parts of the skin, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about touching online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Touching also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Touching is part of Jump!’s Senses in My World series.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-62031-119-6
$25.65 $17.95
978-1-62496-186-1
$35.00 $26.25
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject STEM
Copyright 2015
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2014-08-01
BISACS JNF013060, JNF013110, JNF045000
Dewey 612.8
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 310
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 0.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 167061
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

In these bright introductions for emergent readers, close-up photos of delighted looking children using their senses in easy to understand ways (“Eli smells his stinky feet. Ew! He knows he needs a bath.”) accompany short, explanatory notes in large type. Though the amount of detail is skimpy (smell is said to be triggered by “scent bits,” and the fifth taste, umami, is not mentioned in Tasting), each volume does close with a simplified but recognizable graphic depiction of the relevant sense organ featuring (nontechnical) labels. Each also ends with a leading question—a ploy that Rustad flubs in Smelling with a confusing “What things do you smell? What do they tell you?” but elsewhere are sure to spark animated discussions. An excellent alternative or replacement for Katie Dicker’s “Sparklers: My Senses” series (Black Rabbit, 2010).