Science Mentor Texts Linky

Saw this super fun linky over at Collaboration Cuties and just had to join in!
We are starting our Animals unit in science this week, and I wanted to share one of my favorite animal books:
Here a quick review:

This was a toss up between another one of Ruth Heller's books, Chickens Aren't the Only Ones. What I love about Ruth Heller's books is that she writes in a way that captivates children. Her writing has a catchy rhythm and rhyme. It is easy for kids to understand, but also uses science terms (like oviparous). My one word is "funformational." Yep, I made that word up :) This book is fun for kids AND informational! Win Win!

What are some of your favorite books you use to teach science? Or animal life cycles... since I'm teaching that for the next three weeks :) Head on over and link up!



  1. I do not have this book. I will be Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by R. Keller. I will check into it! Thanks.
    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  2. Hi Angela,

    Guess what! I totally just used Funformational too and thought I made it up. It made me smile to stop by here and realize you had used it too! I'm thinking we should launch a real life version of the book Frindle to see if we can get "funformational" in the dictionary! :-)

    Compassionate Teacher

  3. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to comment!! I read this post on my phone intending to comment at home and then it slipped my mind! Ahhh!

    I have not seen Ruth Heller's science books! Yay! A new one for me! Thanks so much! And I love funformational!! Too cute!!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties


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