A baby fox 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.
The “Starting Out” series (8 titles) is now available to young Spanish speakers and learners as “El principo de los,” which sports a small trim size and sturdy covers ideally suited for little hands. In this volume, readers follow the stages of development of a baby fox, or kit, invitingly narrated by the kit itself. For those curious to hear its real voice, the “Speak and Listen” chapter includes a link to a howling fox. Appealing (and adorable) color photographs of the kit at various growth stages grace each page, including a labeled diagram of its basic anatomy. The oversized print is easy to read and simple vocabulary is highlighted for early learners; basic back matter further introduces youngsters to the nonfiction format. An engaging and informative series for any library.
–Booklist Online, 03/27/20
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