From the Series Fact-o-graphics!
Learn all about plants one fact at a time! Explore plants from tiny buds to towering trees—and everything in between. Along the way you’ll get to know the plants that cover our world. Colorful illustrations paired with engaging photos make fact-o-graphics fun!
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
SLJ Review of Fact-o-Graphics!
Using colorful illustrations and inset photos, this series presents basic facts for early readers. A section on the five senses, for example, uses small photos of foods to highlight the five categories of taste. A general statement introduces each spread’s topic and text boxes provide additional information. Everything from seasons to microhabitats is shown, labeled, and explained. Readers learn that a baobab tree holds enough water for 650 baths or that Reykjavik has the longest day of any town on Earth. A table of contents and index make it easy to locate specific points of interest. Vocabulary words appear in bold print and are defined in the glossary. Each book also includes a section on extremes or record breakers, like the largest human feet or a tree that weighs as much as 15 African elephants. VERDICT Chunked text and abundant visuals make this series accessible to early readers.