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The Resource Animal habitats : search and find, written by Sam Hutchinson ; illustrated by Sarah Dennis

Animal habitats : search and find, written by Sam Hutchinson ; illustrated by Sarah Dennis

Label
Animal habitats : search and find
Title
Animal habitats
Title remainder
search and find
Statement of responsibility
written by Sam Hutchinson ; illustrated by Sarah Dennis
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The follow-up to Animal Camouflage. Living Habitats teaches about food chains and ecology and features the papercut-inspired art that made Animal Camouflage stand out."--
Illustration
Review
  • Gr 2–5—This is a gorgeous illustrated work featuring facts about animal habitats while combining the enthralling aspect of popular search-and-find books like "I Spy." With facts and clear diagrams of animal food chains, the text and graphics complement each other to give a wonderful overview of the surrounding world, as well as the living creatures in it. Each section of the book features a different animal habitat with a description, followed by a detailed food-chain diagram starting with energy from the sun feeding the plant life, all the way to the small animals feeding the predators. The habitats range from coral reefs to the savanna and show a diverse range of wildlife. Three colors are used for each section's artwork, giving it a simple and clean look that fits well with the book's overall tone. Following the food-chain spreads are scenes of the habitats where readers have to find the animals and plants that are now depicted all in one color, providing enough of a challenge to make this a worthy activity book. VERDICT A perfect addition to elementary school nonfiction collections where animals and search-and-find activity books are popular.—Molly Dettmann, Norman North High School, OK --Molly Dettmann (Reviewed 08/01/2019) (School Library Journal, vol 65, issue 7, p86)
  • The focus is on food chains in this follow-up to the dazzling Animal Camouflage (2017). Once again Dennis' precise, realistic cut-paper illustrations command attention. Labeled silhouettes of individual plants and animals are color coded to show their predator-prey relationships within seven marine or terrestrial habitats; these are followed by intricate, full-page monochrome scenes in which the flora and fauna are artfully incorporated, to be picked out by the sharp of eye. The accompanying observations and infographics offer a light wash of general observations, questions ("Which creature is the apex predator?"), and repetitive instructions to seek producers and consumers in each large picture. Hutchinson properly develops the notion of "web" along with "chain" from the outset. Unfortunately, he places the selected wildlife into "trophic levels" without clearly defining the term, inconsistently identifies some figures by name but others only by function ("insect-eating bird" for example), and includes "decomposers" only in the "Woodland" food chain. But there's room for delight: For an array of woodland creatures that includes an earthworm, the author asks which can climb trees...and even confirmed young naturalists may be astonished at the (correct) answer at the end: "All of them!" The art is a bigger draw than the text, but both reward close looks. (Informational picture book. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2019)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10826366
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
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Hutchinson, Sam
Dewey number
591.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 6-9
  • K to grade 3
LC call number
QH541.14
LC item number
.H88 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dennis, Sarah
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal ecology
  • Habitat (Ecology)
  • Picture puzzles
  • Animal ecology
  • Habitat (Ecology)
  • Picture puzzles
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
search and find
Label
Animal habitats : search and find, written by Sam Hutchinson ; illustrated by Sarah Dennis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coral reef -- Desert -- Mountain -- Polar ice -- Rain forest -- Savannah -- Woodland
Control code
2019000450
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781616898496
Lccn
2019000450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1082330912
Label
Animal habitats : search and find, written by Sam Hutchinson ; illustrated by Sarah Dennis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coral reef -- Desert -- Mountain -- Polar ice -- Rain forest -- Savannah -- Woodland
Control code
2019000450
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781616898496
Lccn
2019000450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1082330912

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