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A Day on the Mountain

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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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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: 9781607186892
  • Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/29/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: AD790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Kurtz (A Day on the Mountain, Fall 2010, and A Day in the Salt Marsh) has loved books and nature since he was a kid growing up in upstate New York. He holds degrees in English literature and elementary education and started his professional career working in a marine biology laboratory. For the past decade, Kevin has combined all of these experiences by working as an environmental educator and curriculum writer for organizations such as the South Carolina Aquarium, the Center for Birds of Prey, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and the South Carolina Marine Educators Association. Kevin is currently the Education Director of the Science Factory Children's Museum in Eugene, Oregon.
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