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Another new title in Carmen Bredeson s Zoom In On Animals! series, this book showcases the largest spiders in the world, tarantulas. Learn how these amazing animals live and eat through easy-to-read text and exciting up-close photographs on every spread. This full-color book supports the National Science Education Standards for K 4 Life Science and is perfect for early readers.
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Author Carmen Bredeson, a former high school English teacher, has a master s degree in instructional technology. In addition to fundraising and performing volunteer work for public libraries, Ms. Bredeson now devotes much of her time to writing. She has written more than seventy books for young people.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1–3—The primary focus is on physical characteristics in this simply written introduction. On most of the spreads, short, large-print paragraphs describe key body parts, such as claws, fangs, eyes, and palps, and how they function; the remainder outline hunting techniques, defense mechanisms, diet, and life cycle. Complementing the text is a large, usually full-page, sharp, color close-up of a representative species (captions identify the majority by common names); a smaller, circular blow-up also appears above the text and, in most cases, highlights the body parts discussed. Other shots include newly hatched spiderlings, a tarantula with fresh prey, and photos of the spiders' life cycle. The text is well-organized and clearly written; the few scientific terms employed are defined in simple terms in an opening glossary. Alice B. McGinty's The Tarantula (Rosen, 2002) offers more detail on anatomy, behavior, and habitats, but is for a higher grade level. Bredeson's excellent illustrations and lucid text provide valuable insights into the nature of these hairy, and unjustly feared, spiders.—Karey Wehner, formerly at San Francisco Public Library
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Book Description Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2008. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110766030768