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National Geographic Readers: Ponies (National Geographic Readers)
Ponies is replete with brilliant photographs and catchy content that will both teach and entertain. Children will be captivated as they watch a brand new baby foal walk within minutes of being born then quickly turn into one of the most graceful animals on Earth. Like all of our level 1 readers written by skilled children’s books authors, this title invites kids to learn m ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by National Geographic Children's Books
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This non-fiction book is an informational text that provides information on ponies. It includes pictures of the different types of ponies. It also provides definitions of words the reader may not be familiar with. This book can be used in a literacy workstation. Students can write a persuasive piece attempting to persuade their parents to buy them a horse.
Ponies addresses a perennially favorite topic. The book takes a look at what a pony is, how they are different from horses, different markings, and different breeds, along with advice about riding them. The photographs compliment the text which is very important in nonfiction books. The photographs are clear and crisp, the text is suitable for new readers. I especially like the photos in the glossary that help students understand the highlighted words better. The jokes are a nice touch, since I ...more