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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Perfect for an 8 yr old who loves squids!! My little boy loved this book!Published 8 months ago by Sara K. Cook
Good reading and pictures for someone so interested in deep sea creatures, but poorly made (minus one star). Read morePublished 14 months ago by MammaMia
I bought this book for my 5 year old, he loves it! He handles it with care, keeps it separate from his other books. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marina Kaner
another grandson book....learning about squids is his passion this year after going to the National Aquarium in Baltimore Maryland...love itPublished 15 months ago by Nanni Judy
I bought four kids books on squids, including the Smithsonian book. This book has pictures big enough to read to a preschool class. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
my 4 year old grandson chose this book for his sister's 6th birthday. she's quite attracted to the Giant Squid story, and this book is their new favorite!Published on May 19, 2013 by Jerilue Hopley