HomeBooks by AgeAges 4-8Little Skink’s Tail: Janet Halfmann

Little Skink’s Tail: Janet Halfmann

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 8, 2009

Little Skink's Tail Little Skink’s Tail

by Janet Halfmann (Author), Laurie Allen Klein (Illustrator)

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages (Also available in English and Spanish eBooks)

Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing (August 10, 2007)

Mom’s Choice Award, Teacher’s Choice Award, and the President’s Book Award, are three notable achievements to have plastered on the cover of a book. Little Skink’s Tail did not dissapoint. It’s an endearing tale of animal physiology that is perfect for science and nature lovers — Sylvan Dell Publishing pride themselves on the fact that all of their books and activities are aligned to National Science and Math Standards, North American Association for Environmental Education standards, and all state standards. Concepts such as animal survival techniques are aproached in a wonderful child-friendly way, kids are fascinated not only by the text but also by the delightfuly clever illustrations. For kids who are left wanting more, there are a couple of fun and educational activities at the end of the book that are perfect for further exploration and allow for additional discussion.

Extra teaching and comprehension resources can be found on the publisher’s website: https://www.arbordalepublishing.com, as well as English and Spanish readings — all for free!

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  • Thanks, Bianca, for your wonderful review of my book, Little Skink’s Tail, and for pointing out all the free extra activities to extend the book at sylvandellpublishing.com. Happy Reading to All!

    May 11, 2009
  • You are VERY welcome!

    May 11, 2009

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