Teaching Children's Literature

“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?


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.


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This entry was posted on June 10, 2013 by in Informational Texts, Picturebooks and tagged , , , , .

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