What's Under the Log?

What's Under the Log?

by Anne Hunter
     
 

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

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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 unfamiliar to them. Don't miss What's in the Pond?

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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.
Kirkus Reviews
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.
Library Journal
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.
Kirkus Reviews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395754962
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Hunter grew up in South Florida and now lives with her family in the hills of rural Vermont where she can hear the crickets, who sing with the frogs, who listen to the distant hoot of an owl. Anne is known for watching the squirrels, listening to the insects and writing about the natural world around us. She has written and illustrated many children’s books, including Possum’s Harvest Moon, which reviewers described as "a sensational selection," with illustrations that are "beautifully rendered" and have "a hushed mystery." http://www.annehunterstudio.com/


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