Children's Literature - Jessica BeckerMore than you ever thought you would know about slugs! This informative book for young children makes both slugs and learning fun, with chapters called "Slime Patrol" and "Munch, Munch, Munch." The book is conscientiously written with a glossary, index and advice for adults about how to share the book with youngsters. Older children are invited to be word detectives, while they read about gastropods and tentacles, and children of all ages will be fascinated by the beautiful close-up color photographs of slugs in nature. Everyone will discover a new appreciation for the slimy mollusks and learn something about the thousands of sea and land slugs around us. This book is part of the "Early Bird Nature Books" series, which includes other titles like Cockroaches, Dandelions, Cougars and Sea Lions.
Slugs are slimy mollusks that people dislike, even if they have had no negative experiences with them. The purpose of this book is to illustrate how interesting slugs are. Children and young adult readers are curious and interested in learning about plants and animals. This Early Bird Nature Book about slugs uses full-color breathtaking photographs to aid in making the volume informative and easy to read. The technical information presented is accurate. The scientific terminology is slightly beyond the comprehension of young readers, in spite of the glossary that is included as part of the text. Above-average grade school children will certainly enjoy perusing this book, which is ideal for a teacher to read to the class as well as for parents to read to their children. (from the Early Bird Nature Books Series.) Recommended, Grades 5-12. REVIEWER: Dr. N. N. Raghuvir (University of Bridgeport)
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