River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607180326
  • Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2008
  • Series: River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Lexile: NC1020L (what's this?)
  • File size: 11 MB
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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.

Award-winning illustrator Connie McLennan has been a freelance artist for over 25 years, since attending Academy of Art College in San Francisco. In addition to illustrating Ready, Set...Wait! (Fall 2010), she has also illustrated Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls, The Rainforest Grew All Around, River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers, Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean, and Octavia and her Purple Ink Cloud for Sylvan Dell Publishing. Her studio is at her home in California, where she lives with her husband, teenage son, and one big, black cat.
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  • Posted February 25, 2009

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    gentle and interesting book

    Author Gail Karwoski and Illustrator Connie McLennan did a terrific job on this gentle and interesting picture book about nine rivers around the world and the sleeping habits of the animals living by each river. It was a great learning lesson for me ¿ I found out the names of animals I'd never heard of before! This book was written to lull little ones to sleep, but it also serves as a wonderful geography lesson for older children and adults as well. The only continent not represented in this book was Antarctica. Can you guess what nine rivers the author picked? You'll just have to read this book to find out! As with all Sylvan Dell books, there is a section at the end of the book and also online called For Creative Minds. It contains 'Adaptation Matching Activity' (which has all the animals mentioned in the story) as well as a section entitled 'River Map Activity' that I found fascinating and fun. This is a great all-around quality Sylvan Dell book that rates a high five from me for its ability to hold my interest from beginning to end. Gayle Jacobson-Huset ¿ Managing Editor Stories for Children Magazine

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