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Full color photos. Easy to read for ages 5-9. Awarded an American Association for the Advancement for Science [AAAS] award for best book for children. New.
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Author L. Patricia Kite has a biology teaching credential. She has written 18 science books for young children.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-5-Excellent-quality, full-color photographs on every page glisten with the juicy details about crabs and slugs, but captions with Latin nomenclature and listings of geographical locations are far beyond the scope and level of the rest of the narrative. Using randomly selected worldwide species, Kite briefly discusses the animals' variations in size, color, habitat, feeding habits, means of protection, reproduction, and development. However, no one species is described in detail, nor are the behaviors explained. Therefore, these titles read like collections of fascinating tidbits, e.g., certain slugs ingest jellyfish and incorporate their stingers into their own bodily defenses. The information is not consistently presented nor is it accessible by way of a table of contents or an index. For browsing, the photographs are truly wonderful; they show crabs of almost every conceivable color and sea slugs as big as watermelons. But even with their lively and interesting narratives, they are neither picture books nor science titles.
Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA
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Book Description Albert Whitman & Company, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0807517097
Book Description Albert Whitman & Company, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0807517097