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Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard

Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard

by Nancy Loewen, Rick Peterson (Illustrator)

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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of earthworms. Includes anatomy diagram and activity.


Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of earthworms. Includes anatomy diagram and activity.

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Children's Literature
Squiggling, wiggling bugs hold special interest for youngsters. Many of them will enjoy this title in the "Backyard Bug" series which informs them about what they could find in their own backyard. The eating and moving habits of worms are discussed as well as the ability of worms to benefit nature. A mid-book illustration stretches for two pages and shows how worms eat and why they poop. Bug jar-shaped sidebars appear on every spread and the organized information they contain enhances the regular text. Identifying earthworm parts and functions are presented in a page following the regular text. Simple, colorful illustrations show a couple of kids who are experiencing the narrative as it progresses. Fun facts, an activity—making a worm farm, words to know, and other places to find information are included in the book's back matter. Use this as an instructional supplement to science units or just as a fun read for kids who want to go "buggy." 2006, Picture Window Books, Ages 4 to 9.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Backyard Bugs Series
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Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Loewen has published many books for kids. She’s a two-time Minnesota Book Award finalist (Four to the Pole and The LAST Day of Kindergarten) and the recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer’s Toolbox series). She holds an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul. Nancy has two children and lives near Minneapolis. To learn more, visit www. nancyloewen.com.

Rick Peterson uses both traditional and digital media to create images for a wide range of publishing, advertising and editorial projects - including a long list of children's titles. His work has received awards from Graphic Design USA and the Association of Educational Publishers. Rick lives in Minneapolis with his wife, two children, a cat, a gerbil, and a lovable but barky dog.

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