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Nature's Paintbrush: The Patterns and Colors around You
     

Nature's Paintbrush: The Patterns and Colors around You

by Susan Stockdale
 
Simple text and bright pictures explain the many uses of colors and patterns in the natural world.

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Simple text and bright pictures explain the many uses of colors and patterns in the natural world.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2Stockdale explores the ways in which the patterns and colors found in nature help plants and animals survive. For example, the tigers wavy stripes allow it to blend in with its surroundings and hunt undetected, and the circular pattern of flower petals attracts bees to the flowers center where they spread pollen. Each page or double-page spread begins with a question (e.g., Have you ever noticed the eyespot near the tail of a butterfly fish? or Have you ever been pricked by a cactus?) followed by a brief, lyrical explanation. The large, colorful, acrylic paintings have a compelling silk-screen appearance and are the strongest feature of the book. While the author successfully encourages young readers to examine nature more closely, she doesnt provide a focus beyond the usefulness of patterns and colors. For example, a spiders web is discussed on the same spread as the mottled skin of a rattlesnake, despite the fact that these two things serve vastly different functions. Carolyn Ottos What Color Is Camouflage? (HarperCollins, 1996) provides more thorough coverage of camouflage.Jackie Hechtkopf, University of Maryland, College Park Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689810817
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
AD960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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