Are You a Snail? (Up the Garden Path)

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9780753404218: Are You a Snail? (Up the Garden Path)

This introduction to the world of the snail aims to bring this familiar, small creature sympathetically to life. Young children should be fascinated by this tiny life found just outside their back door.

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Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award. Judy Allen and illustrator Tudor Humphries created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-Short sentences in large print are juxtaposed against colorful, close-up, watercolor-and-pencil illustrations. Each accessible book begins with its title question and tells readers how they would experience life as that creature, keeping the familiar form of address throughout, e.g., "If you are [a ladybug], your parents look like this, and they eat-." The books briefly describe their subjects' birth, growth and development, a few outstanding physical and behavioral characteristics, diet, habitat, and natural enemies. The narratives then segue into a reality check, stating, "However, if your parents look a little like this-You are-a human child." Each title ends with a list of miscellaneous facts about the invertebrate discussed. While the texts are simply and clearly written, there are a couple of minor flaws. Ladybug fails to define the word aphid, although the soft-bodied insect is referred to several times, and Snail defines poison as "poisonous." Joanne Ryder's beautifully illustrated, lyrical The Snail's Spell (Puffin, 1988) serves as an excellent introduction for preschoolers, but Allen's titles will attract young nature lovers.
Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library
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Judy Allen
Editorial: Kingfisher Books Ltd (2000)
ISBN 10: 0753404214 ISBN 13: 9780753404218
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Descripción Kingfisher Books Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Tudor Humphries Ilustrador. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0753404214

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