Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Small Readers: Guiness World Records: Daring Dogs by Cari Meister

Guinness World Records started expanding into chapter books and easy readers a few years ago. I naturally bought a couple of the easy readers but didn't get around to reading any of them until I used this title in our book club selections in March.

Each spread features a different fact or record about dogs. The subtitle, Daring Dogs, is a little misleading. Just as many of the records are about the largest, smallest, etc. dog as they are about their feats. The pages are illustrated with photographs of the famous dogs in question.

The text is intermediate, with facts and measurements interspersed with brief narrative sections. This is the type of easy reader that's a good filler for your easy nonfiction section. It doesn't particularly stand out, in text or illustrations, but it will be popular and check out regularly until it disintegrates.

Verdict: This is a great series to fill in your easy reader section, with lots of popular appeal and at a good level for intermediate readers. It was quickly snatched up by my book club readers.

ISBN: 9780062341839; Published 2016 by HarperCollins; Purchased for the library

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