A baby seal narrates the story of its life, describing how physical features, diet, habitat and familial relationships play a role in its growth and development.
Part of the El principio de los series
Celebrating the life, growth, and development of baby animals, Starting Out narrates the tale of growing up in the wild. This series—now in Spanish as well as English—employs simple language and a unique first-person perspective to introduce foundational biological concepts as it follows the adorable animal through the start of its young life. The straightforward text and large photos of the animal in its natural environment will both entertain and enlighten as readers learn how the animal’s physical features, diet, habitat, and familial relationships play a role in its growth and development.
Adorable baby animals (kangaroos, dolphins, seals, gorillas, giraffes, pandas, tigers, and foxes) are profiled in this Spanish language series for preschool and early elementary readers. Each book features basic facts about the animal’s habitat, size, weight, and survival skills. What stands out: The text is written in first-person point of view, adding to each creature’s cuddly appeal. Delightful photographs fill the pages. VERDICT Prepare for cuteness overload thanks to this well-translated series for beginning readers. Great for individual or one-on-one reading, or group read-alouds.
–School Library Journal, 11/01/2020