Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Bison
What if you wished you were a bison and then you became one? Could you talk like a bison, with grunts and snorts? Could you eat like a bison, chomping lots and lots of grass? And would you want to? Find out!
Ranger Rick explorers can learn all about bison in this reader full of fascinating facts, vivid wildlife photographs, a Wild Words glossary, and a hands-on activity that teaches kids how to to play bison Frisbee!
Ranger Rick, the iconic raccoon ambassador from Ranger Rick magazines, engages young readers by comparing and contrasting the life of the bison to the life of the reader. For example, a call-out from Ranger Rick asks: would you rather take a bath or wallow in the dirt?
Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Bison is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
The pictures help to better illustrate what each page mentions, and a cute raccoon asks questions of children who are reading the book on several of the pages, keeping readers invested in the story. The raccoon does help pique some interest, along with reinforcing the facts presented. Worth the read, but for lower elementary children who have a bit more reading ability under their belts.