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God’s Beautiful Creatures

Length: 10 units
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: Kindergarten – 2nd Grades
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How to Use This Course

Introduce your young learners to 120 of God’s most beautiful and amazing creatures! God’s Beautiful Creatures is a collection of the Hello, Beautiful! eBooks. Each book pairs beautiful colorful photographs with simple text that teaches about each animal. A photo index at the back of each book includes information about where the animal lives, what it eats, etc. Additional enrichment activities and links to maps of the countries where the animal lives are also provided.

Course Introduction

Each book in this course uses large, colorful photographs and a few words to describe our world to children who are not yet reading on their own or are beginning to learn to read. For the benefit of both adults and children, a picture key is included in the back of each volume that describes each photograph and specific type of animal in more detail.

This course can help pre-readers and starting readers get into the habit of having fun with books and learning from them, too. With pre-readers, a fluent reader (parent, older sibling, etc.) can point to the words on each page as he or she speaks them aloud to help the listening child. The older reader may also pause when he or she comes to a word the younger reader knows and encourage the younger reader to read or sound out the word.

Backyard Animals

  • Butterfly – silver-washed fritillary butterfly
  • Deer – red deer
  • Dragonfly – green darner dragonfly
  • Earthworm – night crawler earthworm
  • Frog – American bullfrog
  • Gecko – western banded gecko
  • Owl – barn owl
  • Pigeon – rock pigeon
  • Possum – brush-tailed possum
  • Rabbit – European rabbit
  • Skunk – striped skunk
  • Squirrel – eastern gray squirrel

Colorful Animals

  • Chameleon – panther chameleon
  • Duck – mandarin duck
  • Fish – longnose hawkfish
  • Frog – blue poison dart frog
  • Lizard – eastern collared lizard
  • Monkey – mandrill
  • Moth – elephant hawk moth
  • Octopus – blue-ringed octopus
  • Parrot – scarlet macaw
  • Snake – rainbow boa
  • Spider – peacock spider
  • Wasp – cuckoo wasp

Desert Animals

  • Camel – dromedary
  • Coyote
  • Gerbil – Mongolian gerbil
  • Hare – jack rabbit
  • Hyena – striped hyena
  • Lizard – Gila monster
  • Owl – burrowing owl
  • Rattlesnake – diamondback rattlesnake
  • Scorpion – stripe-tailed scorpion
  • Tarantula – Arizona blond tarantula
  • Vulture – griffon vulture
  • Wren – cactus wren

Farm Animals

  • Chicken – barred Plymouth Rock hen
  • Cow – Holstein cow
  • Duck – Muscovy duck
  • Goat – Alpine goat
  • Goose – Embden goose
  • Hog – Berkshire hog
  • Horse – Percheron horse
  • Llama – woolly llama
  • Rabbit – New Zealand rabbit
  • Rooster – brown leghorn rooster
  • Sheep – Corriedale sheep
  • Turkey – bronze turkey

Feathered Animals

  • Bluebird – eastern bluebird
  • Cockatoo – sulfur-crested cockatoo
  • Emu
  • Flamingo – greater flamingo
  • Heron – great blue heron
  • Honeyeater – blue-faced honeyeater
  • Osprey
  • Penguin – emperor penguin
  • Pheasant – golden pheasant
  • Takahē
  • Tern – Arctic tern
  • Woodpecker – pileated woodpecker

Furry Animals

  • Bear – brown bear
  • Chinchilla – long-tailed chinchilla
  • Dog – puli
  • Fox – Arctic fox
  • Kangaroo – red kangaroo
  • Lemur – ring-tailed lemur
  • Lion – African lion
  • Mouse – house mouse
  • Musk ox
  • Otter – sea otter
  • Panda – giant panda
  • Sloth – three-toed sloth

Pet Animals

  • Canary
  • Cat – American shorthair cat
  • Dog – Australian terrier
  • Goldfish
  • Guinea pig – American guinea pig
  • Hamster – golden hamster
  • Hedgehog – four-toed hedgehog
  • Horse – Tennessee walking horse
  • Lizard – blue-tongued skink
  • Rabbit – Standard Rex rabbit
  • Snake – corn snake
  • Tarantula – Mexican redknee tarantula

Six-Legged Animals

  • Ant – red harvester ant
  • Bee – honey bee
  • Beetle – giant stag beetle
  • Butterfly – American lady butterfly
  • Caddisfly
  • Cicada – periodical cicada
  • Firefly – big dipper firefly
  • Grasshopper – lubber grasshopper
  • Hornet – European hornet
  • Ladybug
  • Mantis – orchid mantis
  • Moth – emperor moth

Water Animals

  • Bird – Wilson’s storm-petrel
  • Cod – potato cod
  • Dolphin – bottlenose dolphin
  • Lobster – American lobster
  • Octopus – North Pacific giant octopus
  • Penguin – Adélie penguin
  • Sea anemone
  • Sea turtle – leatherback sea turtle
  • Shark – great white shark
  • Stingray
  • Trout – brown trout
  • Whale – Bryde’s whale

Zoo Animals

  • Beetle – green metallic scarab
  • Bird – kookaburra
  • Chimpanzee
  • Elephant – African elephant
  • Fox – fennec
  • Giraffe
  • Koala
  • Orangutan – Sumatran orangutan
  • Polar bear
  • Rhinoceros – white rhinoceros
  • Snake – Burmese python
  • Tiger – Siberian tiger

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