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Gr. 1-3. In this Step into Reading title, Redmond hooks new readers from the first words: "The giant squid is a creature of mystery. Few people have ever seen this monster of the deep. No one has seen it alive and healthy in its home." With short sentences and basic words appropriate to new readers, Redmond goes on to separate legend from truth, including plenty of information about squid physical characteristics and behavior. Final pages address scientists' attempts to learn more. Illustrated with photographs of squid up close and paintings that imagine the wild lore about this elusive creature. An excellent choice to introduce early elementary students to nonfiction titles. Gillian Engberg
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 590L (What's this?)
  • Series: Step into Reading
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (May 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375813071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375813078
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Shirley Raye Redmond is the author of several "sweet" romance novels and dozens of children's books. Many of her titles have won both national and regional awards. She is a member of numerous writing organizations, including Women Writing the West, Southwest Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives with her family in New Mexico.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer McKerley on May 28, 2003
Format: Library Binding
What is more mysterious than giant creatures that live deep in the sea?
Tentacles! Tales of the Giant Squid grabs the reader from the start. Author Shirley Raye Redmond writes that no one has ever seen a giant squid alive in its home in the deep! And no giant squid has ever been caught alive!
Redmond describes the mysteries and ancient myths about these animals in a tone that keeps the reader reading. Can a giant squid really hypnotize a human? After all, its eye is as big as a human head. Do they attack freighters and snatch men off boats? She explains what scientists know today about giant squids, how they've come to know these things, and how scientists are using whales to try to learn more about these mysterious creatures. She presents facts and lets the reader decide what myths are true or false. She also explains the things we can never know until...one is filmed or caught alive! Redmond writes in a direct style that is understandable for young readers yet highly intriguing. This book unlocks old mysteries about giant squids and presents those that are still unsolved.
The illustrations by Bryn Barnard are beautiful, especially the cover and the two-page spreads of ocean scenes. The illustrations match the mysterious feel of the book. The power of the giant squid clearly comes through. The text and pictures effectively show the characteristics, size, and uniqueness of the giant squid. This appealing book will leave young readers thinking of what they've read and seen long after they've closed the cover.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yelly Carligone on March 10, 2009
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My 5 year old son LOVES this book! Well written, informative and encourages imagination.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By foosemama on February 26, 2012
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My son loves sea creatures, especially the giant squid. I bought this for his birthday & he was so excited. Unfortunately, there is a quality issue with the binding. Within 2 days, the pages started falling out. We have many similar books that do not have this issue--I am disappointed in the quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katiria on January 14, 2011
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This book was shipped very quickly, brand new and it was really fun to read, the illustrations are wonderful it has several stories about giant squids. Great for kids who love squids
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bookbam on July 27, 2011
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I bought this for my 4 year old grandson and we read it over and over again. Simply and nicely written, and he will be able to read it himself soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janice Belsky on May 11, 2010
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I bought this book for my 6 year old granddaughter. She loves the book and has read and re-read it many times. She also recently read a shortened version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and was interested in giant squids so this book was a perfect introduction to more on the giant sea creatures and the photos were also great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angerrific on June 3, 2011
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My daughter is fascinated by the giant squid. She LOVES this book! She has me read it over and over again and has it memorized. It's informative, educational and fun. Great book!
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My 3 year old is obsessed with all sea creatures and loves this book. I find it a little scary with squids attacking boats and sailors . I have no complaints about bad quality. It's still in good shape even I bought it over a year ago and it has been read very regularly.

I bought it to together with little squid toy which looks exactly same than in a book. They goes great together.
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