A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet

Hardcover
$14.43
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$17.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $11.98   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
McGehee's debut picture book offers iconic portraits of flora and fauna indigenous to America's Midwestern prairies in the form of an alphabetic primer. The artist takes readers through the changing seasons with scratchboard illustrations tinted with watercolors; her rough-hewn pictures lend an appropriately folksy charm to the flowers and animals unique to the prairie. With entries such as the "dickcissel" (described in the endnotes as resembling a "miniature meadowlark") and the "regal fritillary" butterfly, the book seems less intended for beginning readers as for those who treasure this once abundant wilderness. However, the book's reverence for the ecosystem is undermined by inconsistent depictions of the prairie animals. While McGehee renders most of them realistically, other creatures are anthropomorphic (a sly-looking coyote and a grinning box turtle, for instance). Hikers, birdwatchers and other trailblazers who observe and explore in several scenes underscore the message about respecting and studying this habitat. The closing "Prairie Notes" gives brief information about each species featured. McGehee writes, "Much of this natural richness is gone forever, but remnants survive, and many people are working to preserve them and to construct new prairies." This book may help budding naturalists see the value of protecting the lands depicted in its pages. All ages. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877458975
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: Bur Oak Book
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 971,483
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)