Tiger Tales and Big Cat Stories (DK Readers Level 3 Series)
Overview Hunter or hunted? How much longer will these magnificent beasts prowl the plant? These stories will touch your heart. The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and...
- ISBN-13: 9780789454232
- Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
- Publication date: 4/28/2000
- Series: DK Readers Level 3 Series
- Edition description: 1 AMER ED
- Pages: 48
- Sales rank: 936,049
- Age range: 7 - 9 Years
- Lexile: NC820L (what's this?)
- Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)
1.0 / 5.0
I recently read this book with my son and was utterly appalled, both as a parent and as an educator in the public school system. We own numerous other DK books and are huge fans of the series as a general rule. Nonetheless, I must take strong exception to this particular book. In addition to the fact that almost every story involves some sort of violence, which is hardly appropriate for beginning readers to read on their own, a tiger is actually referred to as having been 'murdered' (p. 35). The use of the word 'murder' for an animal is not only incorrect usage, it also sets an inappropriate tone in a book where human beings are merely 'killed' (p. 30; a much weaker word for actual murder). If this book were not intended for reading alone by young children at an age where they are unable to filter information and if it were not part of a series used by schools, I would be considerably less concerned. Nevertheless, parents considering purchasing this book for their children should be aware that factual information is largely overshadowed by an overwhelmingly heavy-handed political message.