Nancy Kelly Allen

How does one change from being a hunter to a protector of animals? Becoming a pen pal with the animal is one way. In a series of letters, DEAR KOMODO DRAGON,  introduce young readers to the world’s largest lizard.

Peppered with childlike humor and told from a kid’s perspective, this book is both enjoyable and informative for budding wildlife conservationists.
- Kirkus Reviews


Dear Komodo Dragon

         


This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Dear Komodo Dragon is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.