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Elementary science teachers! Here is a low-cost field trip between covers from Tony Fredericks, a funny but very astute professor. Plus, the habitat lies under just about every rock. A whole community of insects and other creatures lives under rocks—worms and ants, spiders and slugs, crickets and beetles. Dr. Fredericks focuses on the whole community of neighbors where the ground beneath a big old rock is home to them all. Two pages of Field Notes and fun facts at the back of the book offer intriguing information...
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Overview

Elementary science teachers! Here is a low-cost field trip between covers from Tony Fredericks, a funny but very astute professor. Plus, the habitat lies under just about every rock. A whole community of insects and other creatures lives under rocks—worms and ants, spiders and slugs, crickets and beetles. Dr. Fredericks focuses on the whole community of neighbors where the ground beneath a big old rock is home to them all. Two pages of Field Notes and fun facts at the back of the book offer intriguing information on these creatures.
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584692089
  • Publisher: Dawn Publications
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Series: Sharing Nature with Children Book Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 859,166
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • File size: 31 MB
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  • Posted June 8, 2009

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    if you enjoy nature, you'll like this book

    Did your mother ever tell you, when you came into the house all dirty, that you looked as if you had crawled out from under a rock? What does live under a rock anyway? The fact is that underneath a rock in your backyard there is a habitat for all kinds of interesting creatures, such as earthworms, ants, spiders, beetles, crickets, millipedes, and slugs, each of which plays a very important part in nature's cycle of life. Be honest--have you never peeked under a rock to see what was there? Author Anthony D. Fredericks is a nature explorer from way back and a former classroom teacher who has written over twenty children's books, including several in a series on animal communities for Dawn Publicatons.
    The rhythmic text, reminiscent of "The old lady who swallowed the fly" or "The house that Jack built," with just enough repetition to make it fun reading for children, along with Jennifer DiRubbio's engaging illustrations from a close-up perspective, will send kids outdoors to start looking under rocks and exploring nature. In addition, the back of the book contains two pages of "Field Notes" with further information and a fantastic fact about each of the species mentioned in the story. There is also page of "How to Learn More" with resources for digging deeper into ecology. Under One Rock has won several awards, including the Izaac Walton League Book of the Year. Any child who enjoys studying about nature will really like this book.

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