“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
How Many Baby Pandas?. Written by Sandra Markle. Walker and Company, New York, c. 2009.
Reading Level: 400L
Synopsis: This is a counting book full of beautiful images of infant to toddler pandas. Each visually stimulating page gives some interesting information about the Giant Panda breed.
Rationale for classroom use: This would be a great book to use as a read-aloud in lower grades when they study their animal unit. I know the Scott Foresman text has a unit on pandas in Kindergarten.ommon
Core Connection: Reading Informational texts and using strategies for understanding the text using visuals as clues.