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What's Under the Log?

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What are the things that scurry away when you turn over a log? With beautifully detailed illustrations, Anne Hunter shows the creatures a child might find there-a sowbug, a salamander, a millipede. Each illustration is accompanied by simple yet detailed text explaining the nature and habits of the animals that find shelter under a log. Once again Anne Hunter has created a book sure to inspire in children a sense of wonder for the world around them, or perhaps for a world ...

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Overview

What are the things that scurry away when you turn over a log? With beautifully detailed illustrations, Anne Hunter shows the creatures a child might find there-a sowbug, a salamander, a millipede. Each illustration is accompanied by simple yet detailed text explaining the nature and habits of the animals that find shelter under a log. Once again Anne Hunter has created a book sure to inspire in children a sense of wonder for the world around them, or perhaps for a world unfamiliar to them. Don't miss What's in the Pond?

Describes a variety of forest animals, including the red eft, chipmunk, and ground beetle.

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This charming hand-sized book with its glossy full-color illustrations will slip easily into the pocket or knapsack of a young naturalist heading into the field. Hunter (Possum and the Peeper, 1998, etc.) introduces a dozen small creatures that may be found under a log, including a ground beetle, red eft, field cricket, sow bug, millipede, velvet mite, carpenter ant, and garter snake. Although the drawings are not to scale, the description include the size of every creature in inches. A companion volume, What's In the Pond?, describes a dozen creatures living in and around the pond.
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Children's Literature - Sheree Van Vreede
Did you know that a red eft is a type of salamander or that a velvet mite has eight legs like a spider? Did you know that daddy longlegs are also known as Harvestmen or that a sow bug is also known as a wood louse? All of these creatures and the many others, such as crickets, ground beetles, and millipedes, presented in this book can be found in any forest under fallen tree logs, seeking food, shelter, and protection. This handy pocket-sized guide provides important facts about those insects, reptiles, spiders, and so on that inhabit logs. This book serves as a great learning tool for reference during discovery walks in the woods.
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PreS-Gr 2-Well written, with very attractive color drawings and endpapers, these introductions give brief descriptions of the physical features and behavior of each animal. Their small size and informative content will make them useful for nature field trips with young children. Both titles contain 10 double-page spreads with text on the left and an illustration on the right, each featuring a different creature. The first page frames the question asked in the title, and the last page gives general information about the particular habitat. Pond looks at a variety of insects, a bluegill (sunfish), red-winged blackbird, painted turtle, frog, tadpole, and muskrat. Log features insects and other arthropods, a garter snake, red eft (salamander), and chipmunk. Useful, appealing additions to nature collections.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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What's Under The Log? (32 pp.; Sept.; 0-395-75496-8): This charming hand-sized book with its glossy full-color illustrations will slip easily into the pocket or knapsack of a young naturalist heading into the field. Hunter (Possum and the Peeper, 1998, etc.) introduces a dozen small creatures that may be found under a log, including a ground beetle, red eft, field cricket, sow bug, millipede, velvet mite, carpenter ant, and garter snake. Although the drawings are not to scale, the description include the size of every creature in inches. A companion volume, What's In the Pond? (0-395-91224-5), describes a dozen creatures living in and around the pond. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395754962
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Hunter lives on a farm in Vermont. Since attending Earlham College and graduating from the University of the Arts, she has worked full-time as an illustrator, well-known for her nature illustrations. Hunter has written and illustrated many children’s books, including Possum's Harvest Moon.

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