Book Review/Giveaway: 2012 Fall Collection Titles from Sylvan Dell Publishing. Ends Oct 30th
Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators Written by Jennifer Keats Curtis
About the Book: Like humans, animals can get sick or hurt. People see doctors. Pets have veterinarians. What happens to wild animals when they are injured, become ill, or are orphaned? Often, wildlife rehabilitators are called to their rescue. This photographic journal takes readers “behind the scenes” at four different wildlife rehabilitation centers. Fall in love with these animals as they are nursed back to health and released back to the wild when possible. This is the first of a photographic series introducing the different ways and the many people who care for a wide variety of animals.
My Review: When wildlife animals become orphaned and injured, it is the job of the rehabilitators to care for them. In this book the photographic images will show how they care, feed and nurse them back to health. They use a special milk to feed young mammals like raccoon and use beak like tweezers to feed some birds. The rehabilitators also return animals back to their native environments.
The last few pages of the book compare and contrast rehabilitators and veterinarians, tell if animals are orphaned or just left alone? Take part in the teaching activities on questions and answers, interactive quizzes and more.
Solar System Forecast Written by Kelly Kizer Whitt & Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein
About the Book: Freezing temperatures, scorching heat, and a storm bigger than planet Earth is just some of the wild weather you will encounter on your trip through our solar system! Get your fun facts along with your forecast for each major planet, as well as the weather on dwarf planet Pluto, and Saturn’s moon Titan. Any child with an interest in space is sure to love Solar System Forecast, and parents will love the educational “For Creative Minds” section in the back of the book. Get ready for some out of this world fun with Solar System Forecast!
My Review: Time for the solar system forecast. If you plan to leave the house today please note that the solar system forecast hot, cold, windy, calm, rainy, dry, cloudy and clear weather. And because Mercury is close to the Sun it will get up to 800 degree weather. It’s going to be a windy day in Neptune as winds goes up to 1,500 miles per hour. While on Earth where it’s cold at the poles and warm at the equator, avoid the western Atlantic Ocean today where a hurricane is raging. And that’s today’s solar system forecast by green-skinned TV weather alien.
This is a fun and interesting learning picture book for children. Read about the solar system compare and contract, learn about the heat and the light from the Sun and many more. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.
The Tree That Bear Climbed Written by Marianne Berkes & Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz
About the Book: Everyone knows about the house that Jack built, but this is The Tree That Bear Climbed. What makes this tree so fascinating to bear? Starting with the roots that anchor the tree, this chain of events story in cumulative verse explores many different things that help a tree stand tall. It also lends itself to further discussion with fun repetition and detailed picture clues, stimulating a child’s curiosity. Why does the bear climb the tree and what happens when he arrives at his goal?
My Review: The Tree That Bear Climbed is a rhyme book with repetition that allows children to remember every word.
“There are the roots that anchor the tree that bear climbed.” “This is the soil that feeds the roots that anchor the tree that bear climbed.” “This is the rain that waters the soil that feeds the roots that anchor the tree that bear climbed.”
There are 4 pages of learning activities where children can learn about the basic needs of plants, plant body part, how plants and animals interact and Hands On: Plant Experiments. Great illustration by Kathleen Rietz which helps brings this story to life. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.
A Warm Winter Tail Written by Carrie A. Pearson & Illustrated by Christina Wald
About the Book: Do you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Well, they wonder how humans do too! In a twist of perspective, wild creatures question if humans use the same winter adaptation strategies that they do. Do they cuddle together in a tree or fly south to Mexico? Take a look through an animal’s eyes and discover the interesting ways animals cope with the cold in this rhythmic story.
Desert Baths Written by Darcy Pattison & Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz
About the Book: All animals bathe to keep their bodies clean and healthy. Humans might use soap and water, but what do animals, especially those living in dry climates, do to keep clean? Darcy Pattison and Kathleen Rietz team up again to explore the desert to find out how snakes, spiders, and birds bathe. This surprising book teaches children about hygiene and how some exciting desert creatures manage to stay clean without the help of soap and water.
The Most Dangerous Written by Terri Fields & Illustrated by Laura Jacques
About the Book: Dangerous animals from all over the world gather for the Most Dangerous Animal of All Contest. Snakes, spiders, sharks . . . who will the winner be? Deadly poison, huge teeth, razor -sharp horns, and fearsome feet are just a few of the ways that animals kill. Predators mean to kill. Prey simply defend themselves. And yet, the unexpected most deadly-animal doesn’t mean to harm at all!
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FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of these books from Sylvan Dell Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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