Animal Naps

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Fun, full-color photographs illustrate the sleeping habits and locales of more than two dozen animals. Leopards, koalas, and some types of monkeys sleep high in trees, while seals and tortoises doze on sandy beaches in the sunshine. Kangaroos cover their eyes with their paws, and some types of bats pull their wings over their bodies like bedspreads!

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Overview

Fun, full-color photographs illustrate the sleeping habits and locales of more than two dozen animals. Leopards, koalas, and some types of monkeys sleep high in trees, while seals and tortoises doze on sandy beaches in the sunshine. Kangaroos cover their eyes with their paws, and some types of bats pull their wings over their bodies like bedspreads!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Borges
What is cuter than a pile of sleeping puppies or more amazing than a napping flamingo standing on one pencil thin leg with his face tucked up under his wing? This charming book of photographs and informational verse about a large range of interesting animals is colorful and appealing. The up-close photographs of each animal are cute and endearing, and the text layout is reader friendly. Every page is colorful, well organized, and clearly labeled. There is a title for each animal such as "lizard naps" and a humorous subtitle that relates to a specific feature of the animal that is highlighted by the photograph. For example, "Blankie" is the subtitle for the napping lizard that is clutching a bright green leaf. The fascinating information about a wide range of creatures including bears, bats, hedgehogs, and hippos, is written in poetic verse. The funny and charming poems make the text entertaining for children to read alone or with an adult reading partner. Young readers will enjoy anticipating the message about each napping animal because they will be trying to complete the rhyme for each stanza. This delightful and informative book about animals will charm young readers who will enjoy reading this book over and over again. The cleverly written poems and the bright photographs will engage readers, and they will enjoy learning fascinating new facts about napping animals in their natural habitats. Reviewer: Susan Borges
School Library Journal
Gr2—Science and poetry come together in these titles. Fights focuses on the reasons and methods used by various species to combat one another, whether for territory, food, or a mate. The poetic nature of the text ranges from cute and witty ("When a zebra gets into a fight/He uses his own special trick/His back legs are long/And amazingly strong/And deliver a powerful kick!") to choppy verses that struggle to rhyme ("If a bull elephant/Is fighting for the right/To win a lady elephant/He'll spread his ears out wide/And roaring, charge the other guy/Who'll have no place left to hide"). Color-blocked layouts and large font captions highlight the stunning full-color photographs that complement the text on each page. The poetry in Naps reads more smoothly and contains less awkward phrasings. Many verses have an appealing limerick rhythm ("The leopard's a creature of speed/Who can run like the wind if there's need/When she'd like a little rest/A high branch is just the best/You could say that this leopard's been treed!"). The photographs are amazingly adorable, and anyone who picks up this book will enjoy it. Both titles could be used for animal-themed read-alouds.—Cathie Bashaw Morton, Millbrook Central School District, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983201410
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.43 (w) x 8.33 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

An avid birdwatcher and hiker, Catherine Ham enjoys writing about animals she has seen in the wild. She is the author of several best-selling knitting books, including WEEKEND CRAFTER KNITTING: 20 SIMPLE STYLISH WEARABLES FOR BEGINNERS. Catherine lives in Austin, Texas.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Sweet Bedtime Reading

    Any book that makes bedtime fun is a hit with parents, grandparents, and babysitters in our home. The fascinating array of animals has many surprises and made my kids ask a lot of questions. We never really thought about how frogs or kangaroos sleep before -- now my kids are asking sleep-related questions about every animal that crosses their minds. We've already made three trips to the library to learn more.

    Excellent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Security blanket My daughter treats this book like it's a securi

    Security blanket
    My daughter treats this book like it's a security blanket. There are lots of super-cute animal photos in here, but oddly she likes the sleeping reptiles and fish more than the sleeping puppies and ducks. Maybe because she'd never thought about them sleeping before. I hope she doesn't grow out of it too soon.



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