A non-fiction book for children
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Pamela is an award-winning author of over 35 non-fiction nature books for children, including The Kids Canadian Nature Series, My First Look at Nature Series, Animal Senses and Animals Hibernating. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-5-A user-friendly introduction. Interspersed throughout the text are activities that, for the most part, children can perform without adult supervision. Nighttime sky watching is discussed and children are given directions to make a handy star scope. In a section on nocturnal animals, students are introduced to echolocation of bats. There is also brief mention of daytime vs. nighttime hunters. Throughout, sidebars and dialogue balloons offer many interesting factoids. However, there is some unevenness. Owls have their own chapter and activity while all desert life is summed up in one section. Illustrations, looking amateurish at times, are nevertheless descriptive and helpful. Jerry Emory's Nightprowlers (Harcourt, 1994) and Jim Pipe's The Giant Book of Creatures of the Night (Copper Beech, 1998) offer some of the same information, but the duplication is limited and all three titles are complementary. The Night Book will be useful for young researchers, browsers, and even teachers looking for simple activities that involve readily available materials.
Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI
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Book Description Kids Can Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11155074318X
Book Description Kids Can Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 155074318X