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Dolphins (National Geographic Readers)

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  154 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Everyone loves the smile on a dolphin’s face. Though smart enough to become theme park tricksters, dolphins are first and foremost wild mammals. Melissa Stewart’s lively text outlines our responsibility to conserve their natural environment. This high-interest book also offers an interactive experience to boost awareness of these adorable creatures.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 23rd 2010 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published January 12th 2010)
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Breanna Lechase
Dec 03, 2016 Breanna Lechase rated it liked it
Shelves: informational
1. Awards the book has received (if any): No awards
2. Appropriate grade level(s): 1st – 3rd
3. Original 3-line summary: This piece of literature covers many details about dolphins, and is formatted more like a story. This text provides a variety of information about dolphins including what they eat, how they breathe, how they tend to act, and how many humans train and study them. There is also information about how tuna fisherman at one time would cast out their nets and kill many dolphins in t
Rachael Mack
Nov 05, 2015 Rachael Mack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins is an informational text written by Melissa Stewart. The book covers many facts about dolphins and their habitat. The story begins with things like the differences between dolphins and fish, how babies are called calves, and how dolphins use echolocation to communicate with one another. The story then goes into dolphins’ habitat and how humans need to work to protect them. Water words are a part of this story that serves as an access feature because it ...more
Mary Larkin
Dolphin Baby! By Nicola Davies 2010

I chose this twin text because it is a great narrative story that ties in information about a dolphin’s first stage of life. The information it infuses into the story tie directly into the non-fiction text: a mammal that drinks milk from its mother, using whistles to communicate and working as a pod. In order to enhance the non-fiction book I would conduct a think aloud with my students analyzing the similarities between the two texts. We would discuss how the
Felicia Coleman
(Dolphins, Terry Treetop Saves the Dolphin, Entry #1)

I chose to do these two books together because the Dolphins National Geographic book talks all about how dolphins and their features. It says that they like humans in that they are mammals. It also talks about the differences that dolphins have among the fish that live around them. The book is easy to read and very informative. Because we would be learning about dolphins, I could pair the National Geographic dolphin book with Terry Treetop Sa
Jennifer Lombardi
Jun 24, 2013 Jennifer Lombardi rated it it was amazing

Do you love dolphins? Do you want to know more about them? Then this is the perfect book for you and your family or class! There are questions, facts, jokes and vocabulary words throughout. Learn where they live, what the eat, how they look and play plus alot more!

This book has amazing pictures and fascinating facts about dolphins. Both of us learned alot! This is perfect for any teacher, librarian, kid and parent! National Geographic for kids is a great series and I hope to add alot more to his
Ashlynn Armstrong
Feb 23, 2016 Ashlynn Armstrong rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-lit
This book is all about dolphins. Melissa Stewart does an excellent job at giving the reader fun facts and information about dolphins. She puts information in the paragraphs as well as throughout the side of the paragraphs. I enjoyed learning that each dolphin has its own name which is composed if different whistle sounds made by the dolphin along with learning dolphins are not fish but mammals.

I enjoyed reading this book about dolphins and the facts could be very beneficial to a reader who is al
Dec 03, 2014 Ashley rated it really liked it
Alice loves dolphins. This book, a gift from our neighbor who picked it up at Marineland a few weeks back, teaches you all about dolphins from anatomy to behaviors and how they differ from other fish and whales. It also explains what types of "whales" are actually dolphins, like the orca. A good "reading to learn" book, level 2, with some interesting new vocabulary for the wee Alice.
Wooden Horse
Level 2 Reader

I always learn something from these Nat. Geo. Kids books. The photographs are fantastic and the text is just right. We don't always read every detail on every page during the first read through. Unless, of course, there is a joke in which case we skim through and read all of the jokes first before going back to read the details.
Sarah Federspiel
This is a great book of facts and learning points about the life of a dolphin. The National Geographic series is a great learning resource for scientific and history things. I would love to have this book in my classroom for kids to read whenever they have free time and whatnot.
Sydney Olson
Aug 16, 2015 Sydney Olson rated it it was amazing
Such an informative series of books! These are fun for nonfiction reading and ways for kids to learn things they may not have learned anywhere else!
The Styling Librarian
Dec 09, 2014 The Styling Librarian rated it really liked it
Dolphins – National Geographic Kids by Melissa Stewart - Level 2 – Great information, love the facts shared and how this book was organized.
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Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 science and nature books for children. She offers a wide range of programs for schools, libraries, nature centers, and conferences."
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