Last year I was contacted by a representative from Bearport Publishing that wanted to know if I’d be willing to serve as a herpetological consultant on two of their kids books. Of course, I said yes.
Bearport Publishing focuses “on topics that appeal to young readers, such as animals, sports heroes, and scary places.” I consulted on two books in their See Them Grow series that currently features six different animals. The See Them Grow serious is for beginning readers:
“Beginning readers will learn through simple steps and fascinating, informative photos how different kinds of animals grow from embryos to adults. With just the right amount of detail, this series is a perfect introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple, clear sentences. A fresh, colorful design and eye-catching photos closely align with the descriptive text. These beautiful, informative books are sure to surprise and delight young readers.”
The two books I worked on features painted turtles and bullfrogs. I checked the books for accuracy and suggested some additional information for them. It was a fun experience but I had to keep reining myself in because these are young reader level books and not professional adult level books.
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