What happens when people say a tongue twister? Do their tongues really twist? To understand tongue twisters, you first need to know how humans make sound. The brain, mouth, lungs, larynx, and vocal words must all work together in order for humans to speak. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the "science" behind tongue twisters. This high-interest title includes detailed images, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this fun-filled reader!
What is served but never eaten? A tennis ball! Young comedians will build vocabulary and learn fun homophone word play sharing Sports Jokes with family and friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Wouldnt it be fun to live in a tree house? This book explores adventure homes in a fun and humorous layout. Through a narrative format, students examine problems and solutions that arise when building an adventure homeon or off the ground!
What would you do with a moose on the loose? Would you chase him, or race him, or stand up to face him? What would you do with a moose on the loose? What would you do with a moose in your yard? Or in your house? How about in your room? Or in your tub? Would you give him two boats? Would you see if he floats? What would you do? Colorful, comic artwork highlights the hilarity that ensues when wildlife wanders indoors. Can boy best beast? By story's end, young readers will know exactly what to do when a moose goes on the loose! Kathy-jo Wargin is the bestselling author of more than 30 books for children. Among her many awards for her work are an IRA Children's Choice Award for The Legend of the Loon and an IRA Teachers' Choice Award for Win One for the Gipper. Kathy-jo lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota. John Bendall-Brunello began drawing at quite a young age, and especially loves illustrating animals and children, capturing movement and life within simple and bold compositions. He has illustrated over 60 children's books. John lives part of the year in Cambridge, England, and part in Cannes in the south of France.
Have you seen an otter at play in the water? It's long and it's trim and it knows how to swim. It rolls and it spins. It twists and it grins. What if one day that otter jumps out of the water? Would you ask him to play? What if that otter follows you home? Would he bounce on the chairs? Would he skid down the stairs? The author-illustrator team who created Scare a Bear and Moose on the Loose will once again have readers laughing and guessing. This time the hilarity involves an otter out of water!
This title in the You Can't . . . series explores the kinds of homes animals live in and compares these with people houses. Fascinating facts, punctuated by humorous poems, feature animals whose bodies create their home and those that live in nests, burrows, dens, etc.
What's inside your rib cage? Hint: it's not a canary! Why is bumping your humerus totally not funny? Why do football players and carpenters need knee pads? Kids will learn about all 206 of their very own bones - what they look like, where they are, what they do. Actual x-rays of real bones take kids through the skeletal system, inviting them to locate and explore their own bones. Clear explanations (fact-checked and approved by a pediatrician), colorful illustrations, and humorous analogies make for a fresh look at a familiar topic. From head to toe (or from cranium to phalanges), kids will get a skeleton of fascinating bone-formation!
This title provides a fun and informative look at brains; insect brains, bird brains, dog brains, monkey brains, and our brainsand how they have each adapted to particular survival needs. This complex subject is made not only understandable but fascinating, and sometimes even funny!
He's beheld the butt and offered the scoop on poop. Now our more audible and odiferous body functions are given the Bennett treatment served up with a generous helping of zaniness. How hiccups, burps, and farts happen in humans and animals is explained and proclaimed via Seuss-ian-style rhyme and humor, fart-fully illustrated. What's another loud sound? Laughter!
Why did the astronaut take a mop into space? To clean up the stardust! How is a telephone like the planet Saturn? They both have rings! Kids are sure to enjoy reading and telling these out-of this-world jokes.
Soar into the Solar System to witness the first Favorite Planet Competition, emceed by none other than the former-ninth planet, now known as dwarf planet Pluto. The readers become the judges after the sun can't pick a favorite and the meteors leave for a shower. Who will the lucky winning planet be? Could it be speedy-messenger Mercury, light-on-his-feet Saturn, or smoking-hot Venus? Readers learn all about each planet as Pluto announces them with short, tongue-in-cheek facts. Children will spend hours searching the art for all the references to famous scientists and people of history, space technology, constellations, art, and classic literature.
Â¿Y si Juan y Julia hubieran estado jugando en una duna de arena suave en vez de en esa colina peligrosa? Y suponte que el animal de MarÃa no era realmente un cordero. Y si MarÃa tuviera una pequeÃ±a... Â¿almeja? Estas preguntas â€” y otras â€” serÃ¡n contestadas de una forma graciosa en La madre Ã¡guila pescadora: Canciones infantiles para boyas y gaviotas. Esta colecciÃ³n vuelve a contar las rimas del Ganso madre y enaltece las costas y canales de AmÃ©rica â€” desde el mar al mar brillante. Los lectores jÃ³venes encontrarÃ¡n pelÃcanos juguetones, gaviotas y nutrias. Ellos montarÃ¡n ponis salvajes isleÃ±os, conocerÃ¡n piratas, y con seguridad aprenderÃ¡n la importante diferencia entre â€œorcaâ€ y â€œ quingombÃ³.â€ Con un giro inesperado y viejos estÃ¡ndares, La madre Ã¡guila pescadora hace un saludo a las brisas de mar, la arena, y tambiÃ©n algunas tonterÃas.
Los bebes vienen en todas las formas y tamaños. Algunos tiene pelos y otros tienen plumas. Algunos pueden ser hijos únicos o ¡pueden tener más de cien hermanos! Algunos son grandes (23 pies) y algunos pequeños como una gomita en forma de judía. ¿Puedes adivinar cual es el bebé animal siguiendo las pistas de los anuncios de nacimiento?
Cruce a La PequeÃ±a Gallinita Roja con un burro y sus amigos y obtendrÃ¡ este humorÃstico recuento del Suroeste de una historia infantil favorita. En Las tortillas del burro, el burro encuentra muy difÃcil obtener ayuda de cualquiera de sus amigos mientras que Ã©l trabaja minuciosamente para convertir el maÃz en tortillas. A los pequeÃ±os les encantarÃ¡ la repeticiÃ³n; los mÃ¡s grandes les encantarÃ¡n los juegos de palabras. AdemÃ¡s del â€œsaborâ€ del Suroeste, esta encantadora historia contiene unos dibujos certeros de la manera tradicional en que se hacen las tortillas.
Esta encantadora adaptaciÃ³n del clÃ¡sico infantil, â€˜Twas The Night Before Christmas, lleva a los lectores al zoolÃ³gico, mientras que los preparativos para â€œel dÃa en el zoolÃ³gicoâ€ se estÃ¡n llevando a cabo. Pero las cosas no estÃ¡n yendo de acuerdo al planâ€¦las llamas no dejan de escupir, las jirafas estÃ¡n babeando, y las cebras no estÃ¡n contentas con sus rayas. Mientras tanto, los encargados del zoolÃ³gico corren a toda prisa de aquÃ para allÃ¡, limpian la pupÃº, hacen sonar las campanas anunciando la hora de comer, y tratan de baÃ±ar a los animales. Pero, Â¿estÃ¡n escuchando los elefantes traviesos? De ninguna manera. Y por si Ã©sto no fuera poco, un pobre cocodrilo confunde a una abeja con una mosca, asÃ que en lugar de comerse su cena, Â¡recibe un piquete en el ojo! Â¿estarÃ¡ todo bien? Â¿los encargados tendrÃ¡n que pasar la noche en el zoolÃ³gico? Â¿el dÃa al zoolÃ³gico pasarÃ¡ sin ningÃºn contratiempo?
This delightful adaptation of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, shares zoo keeper and animal preparations for the upcoming "Zoo Day." But things aren't going according to plan . . . The llamas won't quit spitting, the giraffes are drooling, and the zebras aren't happy at all with their stripes. Meanwhile, the zoo keepers are scurrying this way and that, cleaning up poop, ringing mealtime bells, and trying to get the animals bathed. Will "Zoo Day" go off without a hitch? The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes "Creative Sparks: imagine you're a zoo keeper," and "An Animal Adaptation Matching Activity."
Jeffrey wants Saturn for his birthday, and he wants the moons too--all 47 of them. After all, they'll make great night-lights! But he's not selfish; he'll share the rings with some of his friends at school and with his teacher, Mrs. Cassini. Facts about Saturn are woven seamlessly throughout this funny story as Jeffrey explains just what he'll do with his present and how he'll take care of it. His dad better hurry with the order, though, because shipping might take a while. The "For Creative Minds" education section features "Solar System" and "Saturn Fun Facts."
This whimsical story lets children imagine what life would be like if they were a pet parrot. Readers join four parrots their young, multicultural owners as they morph into four-toed parrots climbing around the house, then chew wooden spoons, popsicles--sticks and all--with hooked parrot beaks! The fun continues as children learn all about parrots and their adaptations.The "For Creative Minds" section has parrot fun facts, tips for taking care of a pet parrot and a "Make a Beak" craft.
This humorous, rhythmic, read-aloud story is about a young boy who awakens to find that everything around him is odd. He has one shoe, his shirt has three sleeves, and his dog has five legs! Children and adults will delight in finding all the odd things hidden in the art. The "For Creative Minds" section includes odd fun facts, an odd coloring chart a "How Odd?" Oddities section, a Creative Sparks supplement and a counting activity.
What do you get when you cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends? Burro's Tortillas! In this humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the book's many puns. In addition to its Southwestern "flavor," the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made. A Spanish/English glossary and a simple recipe for making tortillas are included in the "For Creative Minds" section.
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.
Babies come in all shapes and sizes and are welcomed into all kinds of families. This clever book of baby announcement riddles will have children giggling as they use the various text and illustrated clues to guess what baby was just born. The riddles introduce the life cycle of 12 different animals.The "For Creative Minds" section was vetted for accuracy by educators at the Houston Zoo and includes an "It's a Numbers Game" activity, information on animal families, fun facts about the 12 animals in the riddles, and a "Design a Birth Announcement" craft for a new pet or sibling.
Wiggle and Waggle are two wormy best friends. Wiggle and Waggle live in the garden. They like to dig in the dirt. They work hard, but also make time for fun,Äîpicnics, swimmin
"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,Äôs 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.