Bert Kitchen And So They Build

ISBN 13: 9781564025029

And So They Build

3.59 avg rating
( 22 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781564025029: And So They Build

Kitchen takes readers into the extraordinary world of animal behavior with descriptions of 12 astonishing architects and explanations of why and how they build their marvelous structures. His color illustrations, both lovely and precise in the artist/naturalist tradition of Audubon, show animals and insects as they work.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews:

An artist known for his elegant sense of design and meticulous paintings (Animal Alphabet, 1984, ALA Notable) depicts 12 animal-built structures: Australia's mallee fowl make self- warming nests of composting vegetable matter covered with sand, controlling the temperature until their eggs hatch; Africa's Cubeterme termites build columns of soil, riddled with chambers for different functions and topped with an umbrella-like cap to ``divert torrential rain''; a pregnant harvest mouse weaves a nest of still-rooted grasses, so that the nest continues to rise to greater safety. Birds predominate here, but a frog, spider, and fish are also included. Kitchen's concise descriptions are almost as lucid as his beautifully composed pictures. He's content simply to present these fascinating animal behaviors, leaving readers to make their own generalizations; but he offers so much variety, and so many implicit commonalities, that the book is sure to engender rational insights--as well as wonder at nature's fecund ingenuity. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-10) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

From Booklist:

Gr. 3-5. In an intriguing thematic approach, noted illustrator Kitchen--Animal Alphabet (1984); Animal Numbers (1987)--examines 12 different animal builders and the design purposes behind each of their unique constructions. From satin bowerbirds to swallows, from cubiterme termites to harvest mice, the animals profiled vary from the exotic to the familiar. With each animal, Kitchen provides an information-laden paragraph or two about the animal's lifestyle and building activities on the left-hand page and an exquisitely detailed portrait of the animal and its construction within a natural landscape on the right-hand page (although the tiny termites are not readily visible in the painting of their large, umbrella-shaped nests). While it is disappointing that Kitchen fails to include either resource notes or a bibliography of suggested titles for further reading, this handsome picture book for older readers provides a fascinating glimpse of some of the architectural wonders to be found within the animal world and will be a welcome addition to most natural-history collections. Annie Ayres

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kitchen, Bert
Published by Candlewick
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1564025020 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GHT8729LJJC092416H0332

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Bert Kitchen
Published by Candlewick Press,U.S., United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Press,U.S., United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The author-illustrator of Somewhere Today takes a close-up look at some of the animal kingdom s best architects, explaining how and why they build their incredible structures. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781564025029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kitchen, Bert
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1995. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VQ-9781564025029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kitchen, Bert
Published by Candlewick (1995)
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1564025020

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

KITCHEN, BERT
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1564025020

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kitchen, Bert
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1995. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781564025029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Bert Kitchen
Published by Candlewick Press,U.S., United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Press,U.S., United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The author-illustrator of Somewhere Today takes a close-up look at some of the animal kingdom s best architects, explaining how and why they build their incredible structures. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781564025029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Bert Kitchen
Published by Candlewick Press,U.S., United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Press,U.S., United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The author-illustrator of Somewhere Today takes a close-up look at some of the animal kingdom s best architects, explaining how and why they build their incredible structures. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9781564025029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kitchen, Bert
Published by Candlewick Press (MA) 7/3/1995 (1995)
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Press (MA) 7/3/1995, 1995. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. And So They Build. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781564025029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kitchen, Bert
Published by Candlewick
ISBN 10: 1564025020 ISBN 13: 9781564025029
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1564025020. Bookseller Inventory # Z1564025020ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book