Hello Reader! Science (Level 3)
(US) - (Canada)
2000, Scholastic/Cartwheel Books, 40 pgs
"How giant is the giant squid? How do fish see in the darkness of the ocean floor? These questions and many more are answered in a nonfiction easy-reader that is filled with spectacular full-color photographs."
Purchased a used copy from a garage sale.
Melvin Berger is a prolific writer of science books for kids. Writing books for all the major series throughout the decades. He wrote a set of these books for "Hello Reader" where the title starts with an exclamatory word. Most of them are now out of print, including this one (though amazon.ca says it is available), but a few other titles can be found under the Scholastic Reader series. "Dive!" is a great non-fiction easy reader! Filled with photographs, this is a subject that is sure to amaze and possibly creep any reader. These fascinating creatures from the depths of the deep sea are so unique in behaviour and appearance that it is quite gripping to read about them. Straightforward easy-to-read sentences make the text accessible to readers who are past the sound-it-out stage but some topic specific words will prove challenging. Highly interesting!