Informational (nonfiction), 978 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 840L
Manatees are large, gentle sea mammals that have round, barrel-shaped bodies, and pudgy, wrinkled faces. This book describes the various species of manatees, where they live, and their behaviors. It concludes with a discussion of the threats to manatee survival and steps being taken to protect these endangered animals.
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