Octavia Octopus and her sea-animal friends love playing camouflage games to practice how they would hide from a "big, hungry creature." Octavia, however, just cannot seem to get her colors right when she tries to shoot her purple ink cloud. What happens when the big, hungry shark shows up looking for his dinner? This creative book introduces basic colors along with the camouflage techniques of various sea animals - a great introduction to marine biology! The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes fun facts about octopuses and animal camouflage and protection. The craft uses primary colors (paint or tissue paper) to help children learn about blending colors.
It isn't always easy being a moose but this young moose has a special, joke-telling friend to keep him company and to help him find his way. Join Moose, Magpie and some of their other animal friends as they frolic through a year of changes. Learn what the Liberty Bell and moose have in common or why moose cross the road. Laugh along with Moose and Magpie, and learn something while you are at it. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes: Is it for real?, Moose and birds, What do moose eat?, Match the moose body part to its adaptation, Moose life cycle, Moose antlers, and Moose fun facts.
In poetry that winds and wends like a creek through a farmer's field, we journey through one lovely day in Buttercup's life. Whether she is ruminating on the mud beneath her feet or the moon and the stars in the blue-black sky, she draws us deep into her rich and wonderful world. Carolyn Beck spent her summers in fields and meadows. She spends as much time as she can at her cottage in the Muskokas. This is the second book she has worked on with her sister, Andrea. Carolyn lives in Toronto, Ontario. Andrea Beck, creator of the Elliot Moose series, loves animals. She had a beagle named Toby whose black spots reminded her of cow patches. She wishes all cows lived Buttercup's life. Andrea lives in Unionville, Ontario. She created this book using acrylic paint on watercolor paper.
Two worms who are best friends have fun together as they tunnel their way through a garden. Includes facts on how worms help plants grow.
Told in the first person, the narrator describes the ocean as she experiences it through her five senses.
You can find different kinds of patterns in the world around you. See where we found patterns!
Do you know how to make a paper clip dance? Read this book to find out!
Some storms bring powerful winds and rain. This book shows some amazing storms!
Do you know where the water goes when a puddle dries up? Read this book to find the answer!
Animals can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell things too. Some animals can do these things much better than you!
Sometimes the weather is rainy. The weather can be snowy, too. See what people do in all kinds of weather.
A dog's teeth are hard. His fur is soft. See some animals at the zoo that have hard and soft parts, too!
Do all plants live on land? Plants live in many different places. Read about where plants live
Solids, liquids, and gases are all around you! In this book, you'll see the states of matter at parties!
Many foods have the same color, but do they have the same taste?
Solids are all around. Solids can be made of many materials. Can you spot a solid?
Baby animals get bigger with their mothers' help. Soon they will be all grown up!
A powerful wind can be good or bad. Do you like the wind?
What kinds of animals live at a pond? Learn about this amazing habitat.
Everywhere you go, there are things to explore in nature. What do you think you'll see?
Plants grow in the garden. What plants grow from seeds?
What's the weather like today? Just look outside and see.
People eat different types of healthy fruit. What is your favorite fruit?
People can see many things at the seashore. What will we discover there today?
There are many nice things in Spring. What is your favorite part of Spring?