|| Baby polar bears, koalas, and gorillas grow and play under their mothers' watchful protection. CUTE! Animal Babies explores the world of young wild animals. The Spectrum(R) Readers are the perfect Common Core aligned tool to support the development of nonfiction reading skills. Each leveled reader features high-interest informational content, exciting full-color photo images, and Common Core aligned comprehension practice focused on the development of critical thinking skills. Leveled to the respected Fountas and Pinnell and Lexile systems, these are perfect for young readers who are ready to explore leisure reading on their own. Plus, this interactive version features read-along options and sound effects that enhance the reading experience. Young readers can choose to have the text read aloud to them, providing a great opportunity to gain confidence with unfamiliar words.