Whoosh...the wind blows open a creaky gate. Inquisitive and mischievous, a homeless little cat scampers through - and suddenly finds herself in the wondrous world of an organic farm! Affectionately named "Molly" by the farmers who discover her, she romps, naps, and hunts among the vegetables. Seen through Molly's eyes, the reader discovers the interplay of nature that grows wholesome food. But what will happen to Molly when winter comes? Based on a true story, Molly will touch children's hearts while introducing them to plants and the key elements of growing food organically. Standards-based science concepts and activities at the end of the book expand the message of the story.
Los niños que afrontan el cáncer—sea su propio, un miembro de la familia, un amigo, o hasta un animal doméstico—encontrarán en este libro ayuda para el entendimiento de esta enfermedad. Un muchacho joven descubre una protuberancia en su perro, quien luego es diagnosticado con esas palabras temidas: “Es cáncer”. El muchacho cariñosamente se encarga del cuidado de su perro que será sometido a los mismos tipos de tratamientos y que tendrá muchas de las mismas reacciones que un humano tendría en circunstancias similares (transferencia). La escritora médica y autora premiada de libros de niños, Sherry North, teje artísticamente este serio tema con una historia que hasta los chiquitos pueden comprender.
Children facing cancer--whether their own, a family member's, a friend's, or even a pet's--will find help in understanding the disease through this book. A young boy discovers his dog's lump, which is then diagnosed with those dreaded words: "It's cancer." The boy becomes a loving caretaker to his dog, who undergoes the same types of treatments and many of the same reactions as a human under similar circumstances (transference). Medical writer and award-winning children's author, Sherry North artfully weaves the serious subject into an empathetic story that even young children can understand.
When Jack and Ella come across a friendly--and talented!--lion in their backyard they are thrilled to take him in as their pet. And they're positive they know just how to care for their new pet, ignoring Grandpa's cheeky asides. But soon Leopold the Lion grows despondent and chubby. Even the circus who lost him won't take him back! Do Jack and Ella know what to do to get Leopold healthy again? A sweet story with a subtle commentary on making healthy choices.
Through dynamic infographics, charts, up-close photos and strong reading level control this title explores the lives of malaria parasites, the creepy buggers that might be living near you.
Mosquitoes have lived on Earth for more than 30 million years! Close-up photos and detailed illustrations depict the amazing changes a mosquito goes through in four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Kids will enjoy reading about different species of mosquitoes and - most importantly - why they bite! Topics include mosquito bodies and senses, where mosquitoes lay their eggs, the differences between male and female mosquitoes, and the diseases mosquitoes transmit and how to avoid mosquito bites.
A fun and informative book about keeping your body clean and germ-free. Great photos and illustrations.