In Arctic Waters (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

Overview

This arctic adaptation of “This is the House that Jack Built” follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around “the ice that floats in the Arctic waters.” Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The “For Creative Minds” section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.
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In Arctic Waters (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

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Overview

This arctic adaptation of “This is the House that Jack Built” follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around “the ice that floats in the Arctic waters.” Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The “For Creative Minds” section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
This original, fun-filled, cumulative rhyming tale follows the format of the House that Jack Built, and brings Arctic creatures up close to children in a whimsical way. The story brims with lively verbs (e.g., circles, chases, swims, teases, splashes, swats, hunts) that will keep listeners' attention. The phrases "small and quick; blubbery thick; big and strong; bouncing along; ready to fight; furry and white" repeat over and over and describe the fish, beluga, narwhal, seal, walrus, and the polar bear who circle an ice berg in the Arctic waters. The enticing repetition of text allows children to join in the fun and participate in the reading. Near the tale's end, an Arctic hunter appears. This appearance adds humor, and on a higher level, exposes children to other cultures and practices and leads to a good discussion on the subject. Illustrations of the Arctic creatures offer a clear understanding of how these animals look. As with all Sylvan Dell books, teachers and parents will discover an added bonus in the form of facts and activities at the end of the book, as well as on the company's website. Be sure to add this book to preschool and elementary shelves for enjoyment, and use it to supplement science, geography, or math lessons. It will be a popular kids' choice.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045518642
  • Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/10/2007
  • Series: En las aguas árticas
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 782,092
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Laura Crawford was an accomplished teacher and reading specialist at Sleepy Hollow School in the Chicago area. While teaching a science unit on the Arctic region, she became fascinated with the unique animals of the Arctic. The cumulative tale, In Arctic Waters, is the result of her curiosity and was written with her students in mind. Laura also authored The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving From A to Z, The American Revolution from A to Z, Postcards from Washington, Postcards from Chicago, and Postcards from New York City. She was an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and credits the critique groups with much of her success.

Ben Hodson is an award-winning illustrator of nearly twenty books. He loves creating art and he also loves a good adventure, like hiking the Rocky Mountains with a team of rescued wild burros, living in a mountain village in Nepal, or drawing comics with youth in South Africa. Ben created the artwork for How the Moon Regained Her Shape using acrylic paints, handmade papers, old wallpaper, pencil crayons, gesso, and ink on watercolor paper. He illustrates full time from his home in Ottawa, Canada.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    cleverly-written, colorful children's book

    I really loved this cleverly written book with the colorful, kid-friendly illustrations. Author Laura Crawford did an excellent job with her rhyming text that introduces each arctic animal and then builds on sentences that make for a fun read. I give this one a high five for its terrific text, storyline, and awesome, refreshing illustrations. If your children love water and animals, this is the book for them! As with all Sylvan Dell books, there's a section at the end entitled 'For Creative Minds' that is also available online. It contains sections on: 'Arctic Waters', 'The Inuit', 'Arctic Animal Adaptations', 'Polar Bears', 'Walruses', 'Seals', 'Narwhals', and 'Beluga Whales'. There is also a section on: 'Creative Sparks ¿ Mix and Match Activity Book'. Gayle Jacobson-Huset ¿ Managing Editor Stories for Children Magazine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2007

    Arctic Learning Fun

    In Arctic Waters What an enjoyable way to learn about Arctic sea and land animals in this rhyming tale! The book, created by author Laura Crawford, has the cadence and cumulative story of the rhyme ¿The House That Jack Built.¿ It is wonderful that the charm and humor in the book is such that a young child can easily identify with each animal. Ben Hodson¿s paintings wed the rhyming text perfectly. Children will delight in the expressions of each animal, expressions that tell the tale as much as the text. At the end of the book there is a mini encyclopedia where the inquisitive child can learn more about each animal. It can also be the basis of a classroom unit. Highly recommended for ages three to seven.

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