Sisters & Brothers: Sibling Relationships In The Animal World

ISBN-10: 0547727380
ISBN-13: 9780547727387
Author: Jenkins, Steve and Robin Page
Illustrated by: Jenkins, Steve
Interest Level: 1-4
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: March 2012

Copyright: 2008

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades 1-4

Reading Level

Guided Reading: R
Lexile: 980L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0
Grade Level Equivalent: 5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Topics)

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology

The award-winning team of What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? investigates sibling relationships in the animal kingdom. In this book you will learn that anteaters are always only children and nine-banded armadillos are always born as identical quadruplets, plus lots of other fascinatng family facts.
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Emma Williams, Collection Development Specialist at Booksource

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Steve Jenkins’ signature collage-style artwork depicts animal siblings with a heading and a slogan for each in this nonfiction picture book. The heading for the New Mexico whiptail lizards is “Sisters.” The slogan is, “Girls rule!” Did you know that all whiptales are female and that all whiptails in a community are identical clones of one another? A paragraph of fascinating information about each animal is also included. Twenty-one different animal brothers and sisters are introduced, and animal fact end pages describe the size and diet of each animal.

Classroom Idea: This book screams for an additional research project! I found myself Googling each animal just to see a real-life photo. Create a website research project that allows students to browse short web articles about each animal. Have each student choose an animal, and illustrate the new fact that they learned in a drawing. Later, after the drawing is finished have them go back and describe what their drawing depicts.