Below is a list of 10 the books by this author.
An engaging facts book features a cast of energetic animals, including whimsical walrus and cockatoo "announcers," and encourages readers to guess whi... [Read More]
An engaging facts book features a cast of energetic animals, including whimsical walrus and cockatoo "announcers," and encourages readers to guess which competitor will win each of a series of sporting events that reveal details about animal strength, speed and power.
Theme: science themes
?Do you like to dance?? asks the first spread of this playful nonfiction picture book. ?Honeybees do, too!? responds the next. Illustrating the simple... [Read More]
?Do you like to dance?? asks the first spread of this playful nonfiction picture book. ?Honeybees do, too!? responds the next. Illustrating the simple text are joyful drawings that visually connect the children enjoying a dance party to the honeybees performing their own ?dance? in the hive. A block of more in-depth text fleshes out what the honeybees are actually doing and why: their waggle dance tells other honeybees ?where to find a tasty meal.? Using this same rhythmic question-and-answer style throughout, the book compares a series of children's favorite activities to similar things that animals do. From playing tag and leapfrog (gazelles and cattle egrets) to blowing bubbles and getting piggyback rides (gray tree frogs and marmosets), there are seven activities/animals in all. And though the behaviors might look the same, while the children are playing, the animals are performing essential tasks such as finding food or caring for their young. Award-winning author Etta Kaner has created a fun, engaging exploration of some ways animals behave just like people. By highlighting connections between human and animal behaviors, she encourages children to develop compassion for other creatures and to recognize their place within the natural world. This book would make an excellent resource for early life science lessons on the characteristics of living things, especially with the expanded information in the back matter about each of the animals found in the book. The question-and-answer pattern of the text together with Marilyn Faucher's inviting, detailed illustrations work as an entertaining, interactive read-aloud as well.
See below for English description. Comment les animaux survivent-ils à la chaleur? Est-ce qu'ils portent des sandales? Est-ce qu'ils sautent da... [Read More]
See below for English description. Comment les animaux survivent-ils à la chaleur? Est-ce qu'ils portent des sandales? Est-ce qu'ils sautent dans la piscine? Ce charmant album documentaire enseigne les différents moyens employés par les animaux pour se rafraîchir. Battre des oreilles, se coller aux arbres et faire des siestes sont quelques-unes des méthodes qui permettent aux animaux de survivre à la chaleur. La seule façon de découvrir si les lézards mangent réellement de la crème glacée est de lire ce livre sans plus tarder! Les illustrations adorables, les faits amusants, et les idées rigolotes font de ce documentaire un livre indispensable pour des jeunes lecteurs, et un parfait compagnon au livre Du chocolat chaud pour les grenouilles?. How do animals beat the heat? Do they wear flipflops or jump in a pool? This charismatic, informative picture book teaches us all the ways that different animals cool down. Flapping their ears, hugging trees, and taking naps are just some of the ways that animals stay cool. The only way to find out if lizards really do eat ice cream is to start at page one! Charming illustrations, fun facts, and laugh-out-loud ideas make this book a must-have for any young reader. Original title: Do Lizards Eat Ice Cream?
An upbeat exploration of how animals stay warm in cold weather
When winter arrives, animals living in cold environments need to cope to survive. Do polar bears build homes? Do penguins snuggle with a friend? Yes! ... [Read More]
When winter arrives, animals living in cold environments need to cope to survive. Do polar bears build homes? Do penguins snuggle with a friend? Yes! But their homes aren’t made of wood, and they don’t cuddle on a couch. Instead, these animals and many more have adapted in amazing ways to survive chilly weather. Whether it’s whales layering up with 12 inches of blubber, turtles burrowing into the mud to snooze and wait for spring, or emperor penguins coming together in a giant huddle, this book is full of fascinating tidbits about animal behavior in winter. Written in a question-and-answer format, this interactive nonfiction book encourages kids to predict the answers and shout them out. Playful phrasing and comic illustrations make the content engaging for readers, who will gain newfound knowledge and an early understanding of adaptations in nature.
A fun and factual exploration of how animals stay cool in hot weather
Presents information about cutting edge structures and earth-friendly architecture, as well as basic principles of building and architectural engineer... [Read More]
Presents information about cutting edge structures and earth-friendly architecture, as well as basic principles of building and architectural engineering.
Rats, mosquitoes, bats, cockroaches, leeches, vultures — it’s easy to fear and despise them. But are they all bad? You probably know that ... [Read More]
Rats, mosquitoes, bats, cockroaches, leeches, vultures — it’s easy to fear and despise them. But are they all bad? You probably know that rats destroy food supplies and can cause house fires when they gnaw on electrical wires, but did you know their supersensitive noses can help detect tuberculosis or even land mines? Are these conventionally icky critters really public enemies, or do they have merits worth appreciating? Friend or Foe takes a close look at what we dislike about each of 10 unpopular animals, and then presents the flip side: these very same animals are often smart, helpful to humans and the environment, or inspiring to scientists. After each pair of polarizing spreads, readers are asked to decide for themselves if the animal is friend or foe. Fascinating research and anecdotes, fun design inspired by propaganda posters, and playful use of persuasive language and point of view make Friend or Foe an engaging read that will leave readers reconsidering common perceptions. Informational text features: table of contents, headings and labels, index
Have you ever thought of plants as tricky? Probably not. But in this nonfiction book, readers are introduced to the tricky techniques some plants use ... [Read More]
Have you ever thought of plants as tricky? Probably not. But in this nonfiction book, readers are introduced to the tricky techniques some plants use to defend themselves, reproduce, or acquire food. From the copycat Boquila vine that changes shape to match its host plant, to the pungent carrion flower that lures pollinating flies with the scent of rotten meat, plants across the globe have adapted to survive all kinds of threatening fauna. Each amazing plant adaptation is described through fact bubbles and easy-to-grasp blocks of text. End matter includes a list of sources for kids to explore, a glossary defining scientific terms, and an index.
From cactuses to birds' wings, termite towers to honeycombs, this book celebrates more than thirty examples of nature's influence on building and brid... [Read More]
From cactuses to birds' wings, termite towers to honeycombs, this book celebrates more than thirty examples of nature's influence on building and bridge designs all over the world. In some instances, architects looked to nature to solve structural problems, like creating an earthquake-proof bridge by mimicking the long roots of a type of grass known for stabilizing riverbanks. Other examples show how nature provides artistic inspiration, like the famous buildings designed by Frank Gehry that evoke the beauty of moving fish. The incredible structures in this book prove that nature and architecture are perfect partners! Sidebar biographies tell us more about these famous architects who have used nature to spectacular effect in their designs. Fun activities throughout add an interactive element, with step-by-step instructions for science experiments and a design-your-own-structure activity. Award-winning author Etta Kaner combines science and art in this unique look at nature's influence on architecture and design. The emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking make it an excellent choice for science and technology lessons on structures, mechanisms and engineering. The book could also be used for studying earth science and the environment, as it promotes sustainability and eco-friendly structures. Detailed and eye-catching illustrations by award-winning artist Carl Wiens help make the concepts clear and easy to understand. This book will fascinate budding architects and makers who love building and learning how things work. Includes a glossary, resources, author's sources and an index.