Five-Minute True Stories: Animal BFFs

Five-Minute True Stories: Animal BFFs
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Release Date
July 26, 2016
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Joker the dog loves to dive in and swim with his dolphin buddies. Gerald, a shy giraffe, learned to make friends with help from his goat pal, Eddie. And Miwa-chan the monkey always gets piggyback rides from his friend Uribo-a wild pig! These are 12 incredible tales of unlikely animal friendships. Perfect as an introduction to nonfiction, young readers will learn simple facts about animals and their behaviors.

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Cute Puppies Make Everything Better!
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This collection of simple tales of animal friendship is filled with adorable pictures of a number of animal pairs from around the world. A monkey and pig, horse and cat, and even an elephant and dog are showcased. While the stories aren't that remarkable, the pictures are endlessly fascinating, especially ones of a very small rat and a very large dog!
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The text is set off in beige boxes that help separate the words from the pictures for easier reading, and the use of additional colorful backgrounds make the design of this book one that would be very appealing if used as a read aloud.

This is a larger book than Scholastic's usual nonfiction offering, but includes the same quality photographs and writing geared to elementary school students. If this shows up on a classroom wish list at a Scholastic book fair, definitely donate a copy to your child's classroom... but make sure you and your child get a chance to look at the wonderful photographs first!
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