Our world has so many wonderful creatures that exist all around us Children love learning about all creatures great and small Colorful pictures with short bursts of information makes reading about animals that live in the water and on land easy and fun Animals and insects come in all shapes and sizes Their diets range from drinking the nectar from a flower eating insects or other larger animals These creatures also have a variety of ways in which they can protect themselves from predators The Poison Dart frog has slippery skin "That Is Poisonous If "is poisonous if touch it The Arctic Lion ellyfish has long streaming tentacles that sting anything they touch The Dwarf Gecko if caught by his tail has a way to break the tail off and make a great escape The tail does grow back The Japanese Spider Crab attaches sponges to its shell for camouflage Fairy Shrimp love pools of rainwater but when the rain dries up their eggs lie dormant until it rains again Patkau has put together an interesting and eclectic group of creatures for young kids to read about and share Charts in the back of the book show young readers actual sizes from the really big to The Really Small The Glossary really small The glossary a brief descriptions of words and their meaning Children parents and teachers will love flipping through the Join Toronto author
and illustrator Karen Patkau as she explores the world of insects mammals sea ellies reptiles amphibians birds crustaceans arachnids and illustrator Karen Patkau as she explores the world of insects mammals sea ellies reptiles amphibians birds crustaceans arachnids and From extremely large creatures such as the blue whale Chinese giant salamander and goliath tarant.
Free read ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô Karen PatkauAnimals but words such as transparent fossil rows of bony scutes echolocation and nocturnal to name a few would become a whole other lesson for transparent fossil rows of bony scutes echolocation and nocturnal to name a few would become a whole other lesson for in grades K 1However I think the book is still versatile and can be adapted to
the age groupage group taught Younger students can use this to learn about the variety of animals and study some of the animals characteristics and habitat such as the animals color how big or small it is does it live in water or land Older students grades 2 3 can start learning the animal classification system study the animals characteristics in detail and about the animals geographical location and habitats specifically in which continent or ocean we find certain animals Overall I think children of varying levels will really enjoy this book because the illustrations will certainly get their attention The large format illustrations of animals are bold large and colorful and will appeal to most younger children s sense of natural curosity about the animal world Grades K 3ScienceSocial StudiesThis book can be used for a variety of age groups if the lessons are adapted appropriately for the age group This book can be used in a multi thematic lesson plan that covers science and geography to teach animal classification and habitat and world geography. Map endpapers and handy charts introducing the concepts of scale and proportion by comparing measurements of animals that are “Big” and “Really Big” to “Small” and “Really Small” make this book a must have for parents schools and libraries alik. ,
Ages inspecting the bright colorful digital images and talking about what they ve learned Creatures Great and SmallGrades K 3 Non fiction SciencePatkau captures realistic characteristics seen in her illustrations of various animals but she gives them a cartoon like uality by using bright bold colors and large illustrations to appeal to children The inside and back covers are a blue and white map of the continents and oceans with small illustrations of various animals in relation to their geographical location Most of the animals are illustrated across two
Pages With Minimal Text Thewith minimal text The corner or bottom corner of each page will introduce the animal s classification as such as Fish Mammals and Reptiles A Description Is Given And Sometimes Two Examples Of Fish description is given and sometimes two examples of fish insects are given in no than two sentences on each page The text is written to appeal to a wide variety of age groups The animal provides a self description For example the Dwarf Goby says Even though I am transparent can you spy my little eye in this freshwater stream Because I have no eyelids my eyes are always open Even while I sleep Some of the vocabulary might pose a problem for younger students A Kindergartener might appreciate the bright bold illustrations in this book and it will introduce them to various. Ula to extremely small ones such as the bumblebee bat dwarf gecko and fairy shrimp embark on this informative beautifully illustrated voyage of discovery Even the simple fact filled text is enchantingly presented in the voices of the animals themselves A glossary. ,