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the first one is more for an entertaining bedtime story.  Which might be okay for a first grader.  But for researching information,  the second book is better.  it has more info on the process of a growing panda offspring.  I think the first author is more of a children’s author because her style of writing. the second author is a more nonfiction book.

Posted by John Lee  on  12/12  at  12:01 PM

From what I see, the story book is simpler
than the article. Both contain all the necessary
parts.  The illustrations are easier to under stand
than the picture. I think they’re just for different
age groups.
rolleyes

Posted by aderagon  on  12/12  at  12:07 PM

The first one is more for an entertaining bedtime story, which might be okay for a first grader.  But for researching information, the second book is better.  It has more info on the process of a growing panda offspring.  I think the first author is more of a children’s author because her style of writing. The second author is a more nonfiction book.

From what I see, the story book is simpler than the article. Both contain all the necessary parts.  The illustrations are easier to under stand than the picture. I think they’re just for different age groups.

Posted by Mrs. Martin  on  03/19  at  07:00 AM

BOOK 1
I think the author chose this style of presentation because she wanted the book to seem like a story, not just facts. I know this because it says in the text: The cub had just a thin covering of white fur. Only it’s mother’s warmth kept her alive. I think this seems like a story, don’t you?

BOOK 2
I think the author chose this type of presentation because she wanted to give facts and information to others. I know this because it says in the text: As with all other mammals, milk is the baby panda’s first food. It provides the nutrients the cub needs to grow. I think this seems like facts, don’t you?

Posted by Phillip  on  03/19  at  07:03 AM

Book 1
I think the author chose this style of presentation because he wanted to tell like the really thing about pandas when there born but its just like a story.it fells like if your happy about the pandas and the baby’s. I think it that it is cool and I think it is non-fiction because it tells about the life of a baby panda and I can tell by the pictures and the panda and the baby panda.

Book 2
I notice that the author chose to make a story about the life of a panda. The author also tells how a baby panda survive and what to do with the baby and I think that its some non fiction because its part story

Posted by matthew  on  03/19  at  07:03 AM

Book 1
I think the author chose this presentation because he wanted to show how the can be like in a more fake situation. I think the author was trying to get the reader to think how nice this could be. The author did this by using powerful words, like when it said “ Warmth is the only thing that can keep her alive.” I would choose this book if I was looking for a story.

Book 2
I think the author chose this style of presentation because he wanted to show how real these animals could be. I think the author was trying to get the reader to think how these animals can act. The author did this by saying realistic things like when it said, “ The baby panda would not move for weeks.” The author wants to show that these kinds of things can be real. I would choose this book if I were studying how pandas are when they are at birth for a school project.

Posted by jonathan  on  03/19  at  07:03 AM

Book 1
I notice that the author wants the reader to feel like they are in the story. Also he wants the pandas to describe how the mommy panda cares for the baby panda. By keeping the baby panda warm. And the author describes how the baby panda is like he says it is like the cub has a thick layering of white fur


Book 2
I notice in the text it said the mommy panda keeps the baby worm and safe. Also the mom understands the baby because it sequels to get the moms attention. I also think the author wants the reader to feel like the pandas are rite beside them. And I think if the author chose this way to do this because they wanted the reader to feel like the panda was white beside them.

Posted by Jack  on  03/19  at  07:03 AM

Book 1: I would chose this book if I wanted to learn about relationships between a mother and baby panda. I think the author illustrated it herself because she wanted to show pictures that go specifically with what she is trying to say and what she is envisioning because she might not be able to get the exact pictures she wanted for the text, and it is probably easier for the reader to learn that way too. I notice that it also seems kind of sad and also like an informational story. What makes it sad is that it is in black and white, and it talked about how the mother panda didn’t get to eat for a while because she was too busy taking care of and feeding her baby. 

Book 2: I would choose this book if I wanted to learn about the first months after a baby panda is born. I can infer that the author chose photographs because she wanted to show exactly what it looked like. This book sets a happy mood. What makes it happy is that the pictures are bright, and in color, and it only really talks abut facts, not a story, but it doesn’t seem sad at all.

Posted by gillian  on  03/19  at  07:04 AM

Book 1
The first story is setting the mood that panda mothers are not unlike human mothers. For example, human and panda mothers both stay close to their newborn. Also, both panda & human moms usually do not let their newborns away from them. I would choose this book because it looks interesting. I think the author chose this style of presentation to draw the reader in with illustrations.


Book 2
Book 2 is also setting the mood that panda and human moms are alike. For example, both babies nurse, and both mothers let their baby wander around when they are old enough. Also, book 2 has more detail. The author wanted to make the reader feel like pandas are not ferocious all the time. But, they get ferocious when protecting babies.

Posted by Dermot  on  03/19  at  07:04 AM

Text one
I think the author chose this style of presentation because she wanted the text to be understandable for the reader. She did this by not adding in sophisticated/hard words. This text also had pictures/drawings, so it wasn’t as realistic. I’m thinking that this text was written to tell a story.

      Text two
This author decided to have more sophisticated words in her text. For example, the word nutrient is in her text. I think this text was meant to be read by older kids, or adults. Also, I think that this text was written to teach someone about pandas, and their cubs. This text is more realistic because there was a lot of detail, there were actual photographs, and because it talked about a real situation. I think that what made4 this text really powerful is how she used the real life situation to help teach. For example, she talked about Tohui, the mother, and Xin Xin, the panda cub.

Posted by grace  on  03/19  at  07:05 AM

BOOK ONE: I think the author chose this type of mood for presentation because I notice the author made the illustrations were not as realistic as BOOK TWO’s book. This makes me think, BOOK ONE was mainly made for kids from the perspective that I see.

BOOK TWO:I think the author was trying to get the reader to know more about her topic more. Also, if it isn’t that detailed, then that might effect the rest of the story and how that might not be enough information to know what is going on in the rest of BOOK TWO.

Posted by Lissete  on  03/19  at  07:06 AM

Maggie H     March 11,2014

BOOK 1: I think the author made us see the mood of the pandas by the text. The mood would be kindness because in the text it said, “For several days the panda stays home to nurse the cub!”  I notice that the first book doesn’t have as much words and sentences; also this seems like the kind of panda book for younger kids that only read a little bit. It kind of shows the steps in when the mom takes care of the baby cub.

BOOK 2: I would definitely use it for a project if I needed to search for pandas and cubs!  This one seems more for older kids because it has more words and it has an actual picture of a panda.  I think the author is trying to say the mood is relieved because it was probably very painful and now its over.  It also tells what the baby cub needs to survive and steps going into after birth.

Posted by Maggie H  on  03/19  at  07:06 AM

Book 1
I think the author choose this style of presentation because this book is for like first graders. Also the book is for bedtimes and more of a fiction book.
I think the author did this because if a first grader was reading this book he would understand it because there are no big words in the book. Because if there were very big and difficult words the first grader wouldn’t understand and get very confused.

Book 2
I think the author choose this type of style because this book is more like nonfiction because its full of real pictures and facts. This is of a book for older grades like 4th or 5th grade because there usually a lot more confusing words in there as well because this is real life it’s not a picture book. I also think the author choose a kind of mood like happy and exciting, because the author wanted to make the reader feel what a miracle it is to see a baby panda be born.

Posted by Briana  on  03/19  at  07:07 AM

Book 1

  I think the author chose the mood for the book because she wanted to make the reader feel the way the mother panda felt at that time. I think she felt maybe scared because it seems like its winter and she is taking care of this little baby panda all by her self. I think this because the color in the illustration its all these sad depressing colors dark blue and gray. Also I think this because in the text it says her mother body warmth kept her alive so that makes me think that it was very cold and those words make me think that it was hard for the mother to take care of her baby panda.


  Book 2

  I noticed that this book is a lot more helpful then the first book if you want to learn about a mother taking care of her cub. I think this because of all of the facts that are in the article. For example, in the article it says all these things like when the cub should just start eating food and other stuff like that. I also noticed that the pictures are real unlike the first article. I think this would help because if you want to know what an actual panda looks like and not a drawing.

Posted by Olivia  on  03/19  at  07:07 AM

BOOK 1
I think the author chose this style of presentation because he might want to make this sort of a children’s book. I think the author was trying to get the reader to feel like they were they’re. The author did this by adding fewer facts. I would choose this book if I was a littler kid. I notice this text is more of a story.  I think the mood of this text had sort of a relaxing mood because it talked about the mother snuggling the cub.

BOOK 2
I think the author used this style to make the reader learn. I think the author wants the reader to learn. He did this by adding more facts. I would choose this book if I had to do a project on pandas. I notice this text has more info.

Posted by Brandon  on  03/19  at  07:08 AM

BOOK 1
I think the author chose this style of presentation because she was probably writing for a younger audience. This makes sense because there were illustrations instead of photos, there was less text, and it was past tense instead of present tense. I think the author was trying to get the readers to feel what the pandas were feeling when she wrote it. The author did this by making the mood warm and fuzzy and soft, and also she didn’t add as much detail and information because she was mostly focused on making the reader “melt” into the text and illustrations. I probably would not choose this text if I was doing an informational project on pandas, but if I was reading to a younger child, this one is the way to go.

BOOK 2
I think the author chose this writing style because the second text is an information text, and probably the author was writing for a range of different audiences. The author was trying to teach her audience about pandas, and she did this by including detail about a) the pandas’ looks, b) the pandas’ actions, and c) fun facts. The photographs add to the detail because, again, they show the pandas’ looks and actions.

Posted by Anna  on  03/19  at  07:08 AM

I think that the cub is maybe a little scared and the mother will really want to take care of him more so He will need his mother for a long period of time maybe about a year and six months because I know that a panda usually stays with the baby until its 18 months old and than it says get out of here and has the panda leave and live on its own and thankfully humans don’t do that. I noticed that the mother panda is kind and caring to her baby to keep it more and safe and especially healthy and alive I can see that the baby is precious to her I think the another wanted to teach the reader all about how cool pandas are because people don’t think about pandas that much so he wanted to show how cool pandas are and in my opinion the mother panda is a lot like a human mother because it cares for them and gives them milk and keeps them safe to

                                Book 1
The baby cant see and it has no fur and only the mother keeps it alive and the mother loves her cub and will be caring for it for several days and them mother is just very loving and caring

Posted by katie  on  03/19  at  07:10 AM

Book 1
I think the author chose this style of presentation because he wanted to tell like the really thing about pandas when there born but its just like a story.it fells like if your happy about the pandas and the baby’s. I think it that it is cool and I think it is non-fiction because it tells about the life of a baby panda and I can tell by the pictures and the panda and the baby panda.

Book 2
I notice that the author chose to make a story about the life of a panda. The author also tells how a baby panda survive and what to do with the baby and I think that its some non fiction because its part story
  grin

Posted by matthew  on  03/19  at  07:10 AM

BOOK 1
I think the author chose this style of presentation to show how the mood was effecting when the panda mom had to figure out what she had to do with her cub. Maybe the author chose to do something like a book where the story is just like a storybook, like a picture book with facts in them so it can be a little non-fiction. Maybe the author chooses this kind of writing to show how the panda cub and the panda mom have to live.  smile

BOOK 2
    I think the author choose this style of presentation to show how the panda’s survive. Maybe this is because the book is non-fiction so the author showed this in complete detail so the non-fiction reader can really understand how the panda’s survive. I’m also thinking that maybe the author wrote it like this to show how much the panda mom cares so much for her cub.  smile

Posted by Genevieve  on  03/19  at  07:11 AM

Book 1.
  I think the author chose this style of presentation because she wanted to be kid friendly but still teach about the panda.  I think the author wants to get the reader to feel like this is an interesting topic that is fun to learn about.  The author did this by explaining every detail clearly and she drew pictures that showed what the text was talking about.  This text is great for young kids who want to learn about the panda cub.

BOOK 2

I notice that the author used all the facts she knew about pandas to help her write this book.  Also she uses photographs that match up with what she is trying to teach the reader.  I think this book is for older kids that really want to learn about the panda cub.  The author wanted the reader to learn in detail about the panda cub and wanted them to use the pictures to help them.  Both books are great for different reasons and they both look fun to read.

Posted by Sydney  on  03/19  at  07:14 AM

Charlotte                               March 12, 2014

BOOK 1

I think that the author used this style to have the reader feel a mood.  The mood is comfortable and warm.  I feel the mood because of the color.  The author only used the colors black white and baby blue.  The author wanted the reader to feel not only warm and fuzzy about the book, but warm and fuzzy about pandas.  I would chose this book if I wanted a panda book that was told more like a story.  I think the author wrote this for younger kids and not for kids who were writing an essay on pandas.  But, the author did put facts in. In the text it said “the cub only had a thin white coat of fur.”

BOOK 2

I notice that the mood is different here.  The mood now is more scientific and that pandas are amazing creatures.  I would use this book if I were doing a project because this shows photographs.  Also, it shows more science than a story.  The author really wanted people to realize that pandas are not only scientific but warm and cozy.  This book would be good for kids who are looking for a sequential text.

Posted by Charlotte  on  03/19  at  07:15 AM

Book#1
I think the author was trying to get the reader to feel the mood of the moment, which was caring and warmth.  The author did this by illustrating the moment not just by the actual illustrations, but also by his/her words.  When (s)he wrote, “The mother panda held her cub against her large, warm body.  She never put her down;” it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  I think the author wanted the reader to feel that pandas are cute little fuzzy creatures.


Book#2
I would choose this book if I were doing a report on a panda’s life.  I learned lots of information about the life of a baby panda and an adult panda just from reading the one page, so I know that this would be a good book for a panda report. I think the author was trying to get the reader to feel like (s)he was there with Xin Xin and Tohui.

Posted by Sarah  on  03/19  at  07:16 AM

Book 1-Well in book1 I think that it is a lower grade level and the mood + the writing is less detailed and the mood is gentile. Also the picures look like they were done by watercolors. I notice that they used other colors like a grayish blue to make the panda stand out. Also I notice the auther leveas you at a cliffhanger. 

Book2-In this article the auther makes it more detailed. Also there are photographs instead of illistraitions. I bet the auther wanted to give more of a real picture then a mental picture. Also I think this text helps the reader understand Panda’s more.

Posted by Jackie  on  03/19  at  07:16 AM

We loved reading both books!  We agreed that both books were written about the same topic; new born pandas!  We think the second book gives more specific information.  Thank you for sharing with us. smile

Mrs. Balisterri’s First Grade Class
Bryant, Arkansas

Posted by Mrs. Balisterri's First Grade Class  on  09/10  at  05:41 AM

The biggest difference we saw in the 2 books is that book number 2 gave us more details about new born pandas.  We think book number 1 would be good for a reader who is reading for enjoyment.  Book 2 would be good for a reader who was researching pandas.
Thank you for asking our opinion!  We love to see how writers write.
Mrs. Aker’s First Grade Class smile
Bryant, Arkansas

Posted by Mrs. Aker's First Grade Class  on  09/10  at  09:14 AM
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