I Am Josephine: (And I Am a Living Thing) Read Online Free - Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She’s also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing—all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book.
Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then familiar creatures like her dog and her mom (and herself) as mammals. Next, she adds whales, lobsters, hummingbirds, and elephants (and herself) as examples of animals. Finally, she shares examples of living things, including moose, foxes, butterflies, flowers, and bugs… and, of course, herself!
Inspired by science and nature writer Jan Thornhill’s many classroom visits, this book is intended to help children recognize themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities.
Playful, kid-friendly illustrations in vibrant colors paired with minimal text make this an easy introduction to the classification of living things. Endmatter goes into further detail about the unique characteristics of humans, mammals, animals, and living things.
Grade Range: PreK–2
Fountas & Pinnell: F
Reading Recovery: 9–10
Lexile: AD 530L
|Title||:||I Am Josephine: (And I Am a Living Thing)|
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September 14, 2016
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Josephine is a young girl who has learned that although the world is a big place, everything in it is connected. She is learning that she is many things, but she is also special and unique. She starts with linking herself to...
April 25, 2017
Don't let the bland cover deceive you -- this book is full of rich illustrations accompanying a STEM-filled story.
Josephine is not just a unique human being -- she's a mammal, an animal, and a living thing. Examples of other humans, mammals, animals, and living things are given, and the reader is...
February 27, 2017
This was a cute non-fiction picture book. It definitely is a good choice if you're interested in teaching children the difference and similarities between living things, humans, animals, mammals, etc. I like that it does give characteristics associated with each category for readers to learn more...
September 17, 2016
I really enjoyed this book, the images are lovely and bright, the layout is great it keeps attention too. The whole concept is good overall and its been put together well. Josephine is a young girl who has learned that although the world is a big place, everything in it is connected. She is learn...
December 14, 2016
Exceptional #PB about everything a person is. Great for the youngest readers to learn about what makes them the same as other humans and lets them ponder what is special about them as a person as no one is exactly the same as another.
Written by Jan Thornhill, illustrated by Jacqui Lee and publish...
November 16, 2016
I am Josephine by Jan thomhill is a science and children's fiction read.
Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She’s also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing—all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book.
December 28, 2016
I picked up this book because I love the name Josephine. I love this book because it teaches kids that all life is connected! Josephine is a human being, and a mammal, and an animal... she is many things but also uniquely Josephine. What I loved about this book, other than the bright illustration...
January 25, 2018
I wanted to leave 4 stars, and wish I could leave 3.5 because "I am Josephine" is truly a fun and engaging story.
In the book, Josephine spends time showing us her world and who in her life is a living thing, an animal, a mammal, or a human being. At the very end are lists detailing how to classi...
December 25, 2017
I Am Josephine (And I Am a Living Thing) is science and math explained in a fun and believable way. Without the picture examples used to help define what a living thing is I don’t believe the book would have been as informative.
I am so pleased I read this book.
June 27, 2017
Such a fun way to introduce the concept of living things to young kiddos. This book will want to be read again after read aloud because there are so many opportunities for students to think and answer questions posed by the author.