Curious about Mythical Creatures

Set of 6 titles

Do all dragons breathe fire? Where do fairies live? Where do these stories come from? Survey the legends and folklore about these fantasy creatures in a fun question-and-answer format. Reinforce how to apply inquiry skills to the high-interest topic of myths and legends. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills while simple infographics support visual literacy.

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Curious about Mythical Creatures (6 titles)
Curious about Dragons 2.9
Curious about Fairies 2.7
Curious about Leprechauns 3.1
Curious about Mermaids 3.1
Curious about Unicorns 2.8
Curious about Werewolves 2.9
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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey Number 398.2-398.45
Lexile 520L-560L
ATOS Reading Level 2.7-3.1
Guided Reading Level K
Language English
Publisher Creative
Format Reinforced book
Copyright 2023
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

Curious about Mythical Creatures - School Library Journal

Kids are uber-curious about mythical creatures and have numerous questions about them. This series asks and answers some of those queries in a conversational, occasionally tongue-in-cheek but never condescending tone. Even when the text states there’s no proof the creatures are real, it accepts that students believe they are and are curious about them—so the books supply responses. Some sample questions, which are generally identical throughout: Are they real? What do they look like? What magic powers do they have? What do they like to do? How long do they live? Where do they live? Each answer comprises several short sentences that include references to how the creatures are portrayed in other cultures, countries, and in legends throughout history. Unfamiliar words are set in orange type and defined in the glossary. Vivid design elements strongly support the text. Eye-popping covers attract with striking images, and questions are set in colored fonts or against colored backgrounds. Volumes feature numerous color (occasionally black-and-white) photos, illustrations, and drawings, etc., with captions and informative “Did You Know?” sidebars. Some illustrations are representative of different cultures/nations’ artwork. Charts in several titles reflect creatures’ cultural variations, with different names and appearances, and several titles depict animals that could once have been mistaken for these creatures. Besides the glossary and index, the back matter includes the two-part “Stay Curious!” feature that stimulates creative thinking and instructs students how to do online research; “Learn More,” a two-parter comprising a bibliography of books/websites and follow-up writing, drawing, or community or school activities. VERDICT This appealing series on a perennially popular topic is highly recommended for public and school libraries.