“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Tasmanian Devils. Written by Lyn A Sirota. Capstone Press. c., 2010.
Reading Level: 450L
Synopsis: This book gives information and facts about Tasmanian devils. It tells about where they live, their characteristics, and how they live and survive.
Rationale for Classroom Use: This would be a good nonfiction book to read, especially when talking about different types of animals in science or different countries in social studies. It would peak a child’s interest because they have heard of Tasmanian devils from Taz on the cartoons so they would be able to make a connection.
Common Core Connection: This book could be used to help students know and use several different text features in a nonfiction text, such as bold print, subheadings, and glossaries. They could use this information to help them find information in a text efficiently.