Habitat Spy

Habitat Spy

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by Cynthia Kieber-King, Christina Wald
     
 

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Told in rhyming narrative, Habitat Spy invites children to find plants (or algae), invertebrates, birds, and mammals living in thirteen different North American habitats: backyard, beach, bog, cave, desert, forest, meadow, mountain, ocean, plains, pond, river, and swamp. Children will have fun discovering the characteristics of each habitat as they “spy,”… See more details below

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Overview

Told in rhyming narrative, Habitat Spy invites children to find plants (or algae), invertebrates, birds, and mammals living in thirteen different North American habitats: backyard, beach, bog, cave, desert, forest, meadow, mountain, ocean, plains, pond, river, and swamp. Children will have fun discovering the characteristics of each habitat as they “spy,” identify, and count the resident plants and animals and learn about the interactions between living and non-living things.

4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back
40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book’s homepage
eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2�3—A simple rhyming text encapsulated in binoculars-shaped "boxes" uses an "I Spy" approach to introduce a number of different habitats. The deciduous forest entry, for example, speaks of hemlocks, millipedes, owls, and deer, leaving adults the chore of naming the rest—wood thrush, wild turkey, porcupine, blue jay, black bear, red fox, striped skunk, and hairy or downy woodpecker. This is fine for the knowledgeable, but a bit tougher with critters like limpkins, bat stars, California quail, and marmots. No pictorial key is provided. The rhymes are occasionally forced: Do bees "bump" or muskrats "snick"? The book includes a number of activities designed for the classroom, the home school, or summer camp—a true/false quiz, a food-chain diagram, and a set of questions on habitats. In spite of the colorful and large illustrations, this book is additional at best.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607181323
Publisher:
Sylvan Dell Publishing
Publication date:
03/30/2011
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
954,675
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD1310L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Cynthia Kieber-King (Habitat Spy, Spring 2011) has always been inspired by nature and science, and has degrees in zoology and biological oceanography. Before becoming a children's author, Cynthia worked as an environmental consultant studying wetlands and conducting ecological risk assessments. She loves to travel and explore all kinds of habitats and learning about all the different plants and animals that live there. Cynthia lives and writes in central New York State with her wonderful husband and son. Habitat Spy is her debut picture book.

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