Mmm-mm! Forest animals squeak, tweet, slurp, yip and chomp over the sweet, plump fruit of a wild blackberry bush. But what happens when a bear arrives to take part in the feast? Young children will enjoy following the story by making the animal sounds, and the chaos that strikes upon the bear's arrival will surely bring on the laughter. The cumulative, rhyming text makes for a great read-aloud.
Guess what happens when cows eat grass? Naturally.
"Everyone poops - yes, it's true. From aardvarks to the humped zebu." Indeed. And aren't we all at least a little bit curious about this subject matter? Told in rhyme, smart and sublime, here's a fun and fact-filled field guide to poop around the world and very close to home. Kids will discover surprising uses, words, forms, and facts about something in which they have a natural interest. Who knew that a wombat produces cubes? Or poop's many uses for housing, cooking, and fun at county fairs? While it may dismay and stink, there's more to this stuff than you might think!
Dinner is served. What in nature could be more poetic than the hunt for food and the struggle for survival? In twenty-nine poems readers will squirm at the realities of how the animal world catches food, eats it, and becomes dinner in turn. In these quirky poems readers are introduced to many animals with disgusting eating habits, such as the marabou stork that lurks on the periphery, like a vampire in the shadows, waiting for a chance to pick at a rotting carcass. The dermestid beetle does not mind doing the dirty work, cleaning up animals on the road side and often made busy at museums cleaning up bones for exhibits. And, baby wasps hatch inside an unsuspecting caterpillar and eat their way out. Gross, cool, and extremely funny, David Clark's illustrations get to the heart (and skin and guts) of the food chain and the web of life, depicting the animal world at dinner time in all its gory glory. Back matter includes further information about the animals in the poems and the scientific terms used.
Comienza con el pie derecho! Unete a los animales con el retozo divertido de pies: corriendo, saltando, brincando, y luego descansando, justo como lo hacen los bichos y las criaturas que figuran en Kimberly Hutmacher, Patas, garras, manos, y pies. Acompananos en este sueno a un viaje emocionante desde la manana hasta la noche usando las manos y los pies justo como las ardillas, monos, ratas, aranas, ranas, pinguinos, elefantes, leones, canguros, pandas, y aguilas. Viaja a la selva exuberante, a la sabana africana, al interior australiano, y a la region congelada de la antartica. Finalmente, mientras el sol baja, acurrucate bajo las cobijas y mientras dormitas recordaras a los animales jugando, inspirado por las ilustraciones imaginativas de Sherry Rogers. Despues de todo, hasta los animales salvajes necesitan algun tiempo para descansar despues de un dia de juego rapido con los pies!
A frog and a hog get into a spat that turns into a full-blown feud, until the judge lays down the law.
When a lion finds a gypsy sleeping in the desert, something very unexpected happens.