Informational (nonfiction), 515 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 640L
Beyond the Five Senses explains that animals possess more than the five basic senses of hearing, sight, smell, touch, and taste. Different animals possess different senses that are unique to their needs. Some examples include temperature sense, time sense, bonus-color vision, whisker sense, and electric-field sense. Captioned photographs support the text.
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