A Day on the Mountain (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

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Come spend A Day on the Mountain, the follow up to Kevin Kurtz’s award-winning first book, A Day in the Salt Marsh. Rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations take readers up a mountain, from the forested bottom to the snow-covered top. While climbing, they witness the changing habitats and meet the plants and animals that live there. Learn about Black bears, Great Gray Owls, Garter snakes, Clark’s nutcrackers, Bighorn sheep, Hummingbirds, Yellow-bellied marmots, Mountain goats, ...
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A Day on the Mountain (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

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Overview

Come spend A Day on the Mountain, the follow up to Kevin Kurtz’s award-winning first book, A Day in the Salt Marsh. Rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations take readers up a mountain, from the forested bottom to the snow-covered top. While climbing, they witness the changing habitats and meet the plants and animals that live there. Learn about Black bears, Great Gray Owls, Garter snakes, Clark’s nutcrackers, Bighorn sheep, Hummingbirds, Yellow-bellied marmots, Mountain goats, Salamanders, and Snow fleas.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—A hike up a mountain somewhere in North America reveals the changing wildlife and terrain. At the different elevations, animals and plants described or shown include black bears, Great Gray Owls, voles, garter snakes, Clark's nutcrackers, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, hummingbirds, wildflowers and butterflies, yellow-bellied marmots, eagles, salamanders, mountain goats, and lichen. Snow fleas are said to be "decomposers that eat detritus on the snow," but those terms are never defined or explained. Many of the animals can be found at lower elevations, which might make the habitat distinction fuzzy in readers' minds. The "hike" advances 1000 feet every second spread but the actual elevation is never specified, a disappointing oversight. The text consists of two rhyming stanzas per spread. The book opens and closes with an eagle's-eye view of the entire mountain. Illustrations are realistic and include an occasional inset but don't offer more than the obvious detail. The closing-activities section includes more advanced information on mountain ecosystems and an elevation graph but even this fails to identify the specific elevations.—Carol S. Surges, McKinley Elementary School, Wauwatosa, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607180982
  • Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Series: A Day on the Mountain , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 9 Years
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Kevin Kurtz (A Day in the Deep) is also the author of A Day in the Salt Marsh and A Day on the Mountain. He has loved science, nature, and books since he was a kid. As an adult, he has worked as an educator for organizations such as the South Carolina Aquarium and the Science Factory Children’s Museum, and also onboard, the research ship the JOIDES Resolution during an expedition in the South Pacific. Kevin currently lives in upstate New York, where he continues to write and visit schools to teach children about the wonders of nature.

As both a children’s book and scientific illustrator, Erin Hunter specializes in entomological and botanical illustrations. She illustrated A Day in the Deep, The Great Divide, Multiply on the Fly, and A Day on the Mountain for Sylvan Dell, and she has taught botanical illustration and field sketching at University of California at Santa Cruz. Erin’s portfolio includes print and online design projects for clients ranging from marketing firms to culinary groups to educational organizations—and she’s drawn insects under a microscope for the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History. Erin lives with her husband on California’s Monterey Peninsula. When she’s not sketching and painting, she tends to flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables in her backyard garden.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    I purchased this book and donated it to my son's second grade cl

    I purchased this book and donated it to my son's second grade classroom. The children have been studying habitats and doing reports on animals. The author is also scheduled to be at our local Barnes and Noble store which I thought might add to their learning excitment if they had the opportunity to also be able to meet the author. A wonderful book and I hope to be able to pick up the other book by this author about Life in a Sea Marsh to add to the class collection. Perfect for K through 2.

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