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River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers
     

River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers

by Gail Langer Karwoski, Connie McLennan (Illustrator)
 

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This sequel to the award-winning Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean (2007 Teacher's Choice & 2005 Mom's Choice) takes readers on an around-the-world boat ride to learn how mammals sleep in or around nine major rivers of the world on all continents except Antarctica. Row down the Mississippi and watch two river otters slip into a hollow tree or look to the bank of

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This sequel to the award-winning Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean (2007 Teacher's Choice & 2005 Mom's Choice) takes readers on an around-the-world boat ride to learn how mammals sleep in or around nine major rivers of the world on all continents except Antarctica. Row down the Mississippi and watch two river otters slip into a hollow tree or look to the bank of the Brisbane River as a platypus pops into a hole and disappears into a narrow tunnel. Told in a soothing style, this book serves as a bedtime/naptime story for younger children or an animal geography book for older children. Adults may learn something, too! The “For Creative Minds” education section features a “World Map.”

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Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
The lapping of river waters gently pulls readers and listeners into this delightful and informative tale about how mammals sleep in or near the rivers. Wistful illustrations allow viewers to become the child who learns about the mammals as he floats beside them in the rivers. Otters snoozing on beds of sand and silt, beavers nestling into a snug lodge, pink dolphins rising for air and sinking to sleep, and hippos resting their head on water pillows are but some of the mammals featured. The tale is told with rich verbs and descriptions that make for pleasant listening. In addition, end of book activities offer the opportunity to match mammals with their descriptions and to plot coordinates on a world map to learn where the mammals live. This book is a sequel to Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean. Both books work well as supplements to geography and science programs. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977742349
Publisher:
Sylvan Dell Publishing
Publication date:
08/10/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
NC1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Gail Langer Karwoski (Water Beds, River Beds, and Julie the Rockhound) is an award-winning children’s book writer. In addition to Julie the Rockhound and Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean (Mom’s Choice Best Children’s Picture Book Author for 2005), published by Sylvan Dell, Gail has written six other books for young readers including: Tsumani: The True Story of an April Fool’s Day Disaster and Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906. Before becoming a full time author, Gail taught in Georgia public schools. She frequently returns to schools as a visiting author. Gail married a rockhound. On their honeymoon, they hiked through lush western forests and stark “forests” of petrified wood. They dove into foamy aquamarine waves in the Pacific Ocean and dug into crumbly turquoise deposits in the Southwestern desert. Since then, they’ve gone “treasure hunting” for geodes, fossils, and crystals. At the schools where she taught, her classroom was famous because of the “rock box.” Now, as owners of a quartz deposit in South Carolina where visitors can try their luck at digging for crystals, Gail and her husband have watched hundreds of people - both young and old - delight in finding sparkly quartz crystals. She wrote Julie the Rockhound to share this delight in our earth’s treasures with children and their parents. Gail lives near the University of Georgia with her husband, two daughters, and three bossy cats.

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