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 Animal robots (Pebble plus. Cool robots)
 Author: Shores, Erika L.

 Publisher:  Capstone Press (2015)

 Dewey: 629.8
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 24 p., col. ill., 23 x 27 cm.

 BTSB No: 814501 ISBN: 9781491405888
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Technological innovations

Price: $21.93

Simple text and full-color photographs describe eight different robots that mimic animals and the work these robots do.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 167206

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

   Booklist (12/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 12/01/2014 This entry in the Cool Robots series is, in fact, incredibly cool. “Scientists who build robots study real animals for ideas,” begins Shores, and in a series of two-page spreads, she introduces nine such robots with a few simple sentences and a giant photograph. The robots generally fall into two categories. The first are the robots that have as their chief goal the enjoyment of humans. Take AIBO, for example, the contoured plastic robo-doggie that knows 100 words and can chase balls. The other category are those with direct practical applications, like the spiderlike robot that can carry 340 pounds through the wilderness, an unnamed giant pink fish designed to swim through oceans to collect data on pollution, and a military spy device made to look like a hummingbird. The level of writing and the oversize format clearly position this for a young audience, but the content will attract older kids, who may pine for back matter providing additional information. Regardless, this is unusual, high-interest material that makes technology compelling. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.

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