Lanky Hippo: Umbrellabird

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Lanky Hippo L3-5 - Umbrellabird

Levels 3-5 fiction: Book 5
Kathleen Ferrier
ISBN: 9780994119575

Lanky Hippo Publishing
Published 2015 - 20 pages

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Umbrellabirds like to eat fruit, frogs and insects. They hide from monkeys, snakes and birds of prey. Umbrellabirds are quite big. It's easy for them to hop from branch to branch. But sometimes they need to fly.


  • Skills and knowledge: Introduces the letter/sound: u/U
  • Structure and vocabulary: Words per spread: 8-13; Familiar words: in  the  like  and; High frequency words: came  down  away  but; Repetitive stucture; Explains the past tense; Word ending focus
  • Science content: Some animals have bodies well-shaped for flying and swimming; What kind of animals are these?
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