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Hippo

River Horse

From the Series Animal Loudmouths

A hippo's mouth is huge, measuring about four feet (1.2 m) from top to bottom when open. That's big enough for a six-year-old kid to fit inside! These big mouths make a lot of noise. Hippos can produce a 115-decibel roar that's as loud as a train engine. They also make softer noises such as croaks, clicks, and bellows that are heard in the air and underwater at the same time--something no other mammal can do. These are just some of the interesting facts kids will discover about these noisy giants. Spectacular photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover where hippos live, how they stay safe, and the different ways they communicate with each other. Kids will also learn the origin of the name hippopotamus, which is Greek for "River Horse"--and discover why this name is actually inaccurate. A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book compares the decibel level of a hippo to familiar noises, including an ambulance, a lawnmower, and a train engine.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-61772-275-2
$26.99 $18.95
978-1-61772-315-5
$41.36 $28.95
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Subject Animals, Language Arts, Science
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.3
BISACS JNF003000
Dewey 599.63'5
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 10 x 8
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Natalie Lunis