ABC of Crawlers and Flyers

ABC of Crawlers and Flyers

by Hope Ryden
     
 


Each letter in this ABC book is represented by a different insect, from ant to zebra longwing. Vivid, close-up color photographs complement the clearly written text.See more details below

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Each letter in this ABC book is represented by a different insect, from ant to zebra longwing. Vivid, close-up color photographs complement the clearly written text.

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"Young insect detectives will find this introductory 'guidebook' useful as they look for and identify these tiny creatures in the outdoors." Booklist, ALA
Children's Literature - Wendy Ricci
This author-naturalist has presented an insect for every letter of the alphabet to introduce children to a sampling of these tiny beings that can be found in our own neighborhoods and backyards. Some are familiar such as grasshoppers and flies, and others may be new such as lacewings and violet tails. Vivid, up-close photographs and easy-to-understand text will appeal to readers of all ages. Children may also come to realize the incredible numbers of insects that exist and how many times they outnumber humans! At the end is a listing of the insects and hints on how to find them.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4Ryden provides a brief smattering of facts about flying and crawling creatures (called "critters" by the author) in this alphabetical photo gallery. A large, full-color picture of each creature (from ants and aphids to a zebra longwing butterfly) is captioned by a small descriptive paragraph. Unfortunately, the information is not explicit enough to be helpful to children unfamiliar with insects and spiders. Not much explanation is provided about larvas (though "lavaral state" is mentioned) and a fly's mouth is described as "strange looking" without further elaboration. In some cases, the vague language can be misleading as when the author tells readers that katydids occasionally sing "katy DIDN'T!" Libraries will be better served by individual "Eyewitness" series titles or the "Nature Watch" series (Carolrhoda). Bianca Lavies's Killer Bees (1994) and Wasps at Home (1991, both Dutton) also provide a more lively account of the world of creepy crawlies.Ellen M. Riordan, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395728086
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.87(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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