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Spoonbill Swamp

Spoonbill Swamp

by Brenda Z. Guiberson, Megan Lloyd
     
 

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One hot summer day, a mother alligator and a mother spoonbill leave their babies and go into the swamp to look for food. Suddenly, the alligator spies the bright pink feathers of the spoonbill. Will the spoonbill get away?

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One hot summer day, a mother alligator and a mother spoonbill leave their babies and go into the swamp to look for food. Suddenly, the alligator spies the bright pink feathers of the spoonbill. Will the spoonbill get away?

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"The attractive illustrations and well-told tale make this an excellent choice for introducing children to the swamp ecosystem. . . . A strong, multifunctional offering."—School Library Journal, starred review

"A smooth introduction to the balance of nature and the nature of mothers."—Booklist

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- Finely drawn, full-color illustrations capture the details of one day in the lives of spoonbill and alligator families. Interesting facts about the natural history of both species, as well as suspense and drama, are carefully woven into the plotline and portrayed in the accompanying meticulously textured watercolors. Natural enemies of both bird and reptile are depicted, giving a balanced, realistic presentation of life in the wild. An author's note explains in greater detail the similarities and differences between the two animals. The attractive illustrations and well-told tale make this an excellent choice for introducing children to the swamp ecosystem. Wendy Cortesi's Explore a Spooky Swamp (National Geographic, 1978), illustrated with full-color photos, presents a broad overview of many creatures through the adventures of two children on an outing in the Okeefenokee Swamp. The melding of perspectives--good science and good story--make this a strong, multifunctional offering. --Barbara B. Murphy, Shaler Area School Dist . Libraries, Pittsburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805033854
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Series:
Owlet Book Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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