Fall 2023

Animal Behavior

Set of 6 titles

Animals use behaviors to communicate with each other and with people. Their actions show emotions such as fear, excitement, and happiness. Animal Behavior highlights the many ways common animals communicate.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Animal Behavior (6 titles) NEW
Bird Behavior NEW
Cat Behavior NEW
Dog Behavior NEW
Horse Behavior NEW
Rabbit Behavior NEW
Rat Behavior NEW
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey Number 591.51
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Abdo Publishing
Format Reinforced book
Copyright 2024
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8.25 x 10.25
Graphics Full-color photographs

Animal Behavior - School Library Journal

This series focuses on behavioral traits of each highlighted animal, rather than pet care. Each book opens with a brief narrative about a child interacting with the pet. These aren’t especially engaging, and some photos are unconnected to the story. Parrot Behavior, for instance, pairs a photo of a girl and parrot with text about a boy. Subsequent chapters describe a variety of animal behaviors, focusing on the ways humans can understand what their animal is trying to communicate. Body language, sounds, and signs of poor health are all covered, with an emphasis on the ways that observant pet owners can keep their animals healthier and happier if they understand them better. Photographs provide visual examples of some of the behaviors described in the text, and a captioned “body language” spread at the end identifies a few more, but more visual samples would have been useful. VERDICT Though not perfect, the topical focus on behavior may complement care-based titles currently in collections.