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Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs and Other Ughs
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Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs and Other Ughs

by Anthony D. Fredericks, Jennifer DiRubbio (Illustrator)
 

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Have you ever peeked under a rock? A whole community of creatures lives there! One of the world's most fascinating habitats is right at your feet. No child will be able to resist looking under a rock after reading Fredericks's rhythmic, engaging story, and seeing DiRubbio's vivid close-up illustrations. Field Notes and Fantastic Facts will inspire endless exploration

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Have you ever peeked under a rock? A whole community of creatures lives there! One of the world's most fascinating habitats is right at your feet. No child will be able to resist looking under a rock after reading Fredericks's rhythmic, engaging story, and seeing DiRubbio's vivid close-up illustrations. Field Notes and Fantastic Facts will inspire endless exploration.

Author Biography: Anthony D. Fredericks grew up in Newport Beach, California, poking around in tide pools and beachcombing the ocean's edge. During summers he explored the Sierra Nevada Mountains of eastern California, and later attended school in the high deserts of Arizona. He and his wife life on a mountainside in Pennsylvania along with an assortment of critters. A former classroom teacher and reading specialist, he is currently a Professor of Education at York College in York, Pennsylvania. As the author of more than 20 children's books he is a frequent visitor to schools around the country, where he shares the wonders of nature with a new generation of naturalists.

Jennifer DiRubbio is a professional illustrator based in Merrick, New York. A supporter of numerous environmental organizations, Jennifer feels "There is beauty in everything; you just have to find it. I like to show that beauty to people so they will come to love, respect and appreciate nature as much as I do. My hope is to spark a desire to protect our natural world and all of its creatures." Under One Rock is Jennifer's first book with Dawn Publications.

Editorial Reviews

Patricia Broderick
. . .Whether we're looking for a solid language arts experience, an exciting view of the denizens around a rock, or just a good read for our kids, this book fits the bill.
Teaching K-8 Magazine
Suzanne I. Barchers
No child will be able to resist looking under a rock after reading Frederick's rhythmic, engaging story. . .
Weekly Reader
Children's Literature
What's under a rock on a warm summers day? A little boy decides to find out and discovers a whole community of amazing creatures from eight-eyed spiders to "a sole millipede with a sensitive feel/Who slips through the dirt in search of a meal." Borrowing the poetic form of the nursery rhyme, "The House that Jack Built," the author gives a defining characteristic of each of eight creatures and tells how it relates to the next. Engaging illustrations add considerable charm to the text. Best of all is a section at the end called "Field Notes" where children will find brief but intelligent facts about the creatures featured in the poem. Should they want to follow up on Australia's nine-foot earthworms or South America's plate-sized, bird-catching spiders, there is even a list of references. 2001, Dawn Publications,
— Michael Chabin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584690276
Publisher:
Dawn Publications
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Sharing Nature with Children Book Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
412,442
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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