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Wings carry tiny insects, fluttering butterflies, backyard birds, and they even propelled some dinosaurs up and through the skies. Find out how, when, and why birds and beasts have taken to the air, and discover how wings work in this informative and brilliantly illustrated book about flight.
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Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children’s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.From School Library Journal:
Gr 1-4-Jenkins's trademark illustrations, watercolor cut-paper collage, are perfect for this exploration of wings. From the striped, transparent wings of the ancient dragonfly to the crushed, leathery wings of the vampire bat, each illustration captures the uniqueness of the appendage it portrays. In addition to the large, double-page collages, small, computer-produced, spot illustrations clarify points in the text. With their creamy colors and sharp outlines, these tiny pictures are lovely as well as informative. The text is brief. Three fonts cue readers to the three different types of information: 1) a one- or two-line description; 2) a caption for the large illustration; and 3) a more-detailed explanation of the flight of a specific animal. How flies land on the ceiling, how butterflies take off straight up from a flower, how hummingbirds hover-all are clarified in word and picture. An appendix provides an additional paragraph about the animal introduced on each spread. An excellent introduction.
Ellen Heath, Orchard School, Ridgewood, NJ
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. None. Seller Inventory # DADAX0618123512
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 2001. Condition: New. Steve Jenkins (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0618123512
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0618123512 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0236828