Little but fierce

Joan Emerson

Book - 2020

Introduces stories of incredible small animals, including a French bulldog, an alpaca, and a squirrel, who showed the world that size does not matter.

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Series
Scholastic reader.
Subjects
Genres
Informational works
Picture books
Published
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc 2020.
Language
English
Item Description
"Three Adorable True Stories"--Cover
Physical Description
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Audience
Appeals to 1st-2nd Graders
Reading Level: Grade 2
ISBN
9781338621815
1338621815
9781338576191
1338576194
9781544439914
1544439911
Main Author
Joan Emerson (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

True to its title, the stories in this nonfiction early-reader book tell the survival stories of three truly adorable animals. The first tale spotlights a French bulldog with a cleft palate, the second focuses on an alpaca born severely underweight, and the last features a squirrel that lost both of its arms after an encounter with a hunter's trap. Chock-full of crisp, full-color photos that highlight the animal's physical challenges (the alpaca wearing a rainbow wig is a special treat) without being unnecessarily detailed or gory, Emerson's (Itty-Bitty Animals, 2013) title tends more towards inspirational than informational. Still, younger readers are likely to enjoy the delightful creatures featured within, while discovering how these animals were able to beat the odds with human help. Grades 1-3. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Introduces stories of incredible small animals, including a French bulldog, an alpaca, and a squirrel, who showed the world that size does not matter.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

bThese adorable little animals --as seen in The Dodo's viral videos -- have the BIGGEST personalities!/bpJust because these animals are small, that doesn't mean they're not strong! Each mini story in this Level 2 reader tells the true tale of a tiny fighter featured on The Dodo's "Little but Fierce" series, including a French bulldog, an alpaca, and a squirrel. These animals pushed beyond their size to prove just how big their hearts could be! From runts of the litter and animals with disabilities, these tough creatures showed the world that size doesn't matter. Full-color photos of these adorable animals and simple nonfiction facts are featured on every page./ppThe Dodo is one of social media's most popular animal brands, with over 33 million followers! Their inspiring stories are the perfect example of just how far an animal can go when they have the love of a supportive human by their side./p