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The Resource Animals asleep, Sneed B. Collard III ; illustrated by Anik McGrory

Animals asleep, Sneed B. Collard III ; illustrated by Anik McGrory

Label
Animals asleep
Title
Animals asleep
Statement of responsibility
Sneed B. Collard III ; illustrated by Anik McGrory
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provides a look at the many different ways in which animals sleep, from a snoozing orangutan to a sleeping whale, as well as facts about each animal pictured
Review
  • PreS-Gr 3 –This picture book presents the sleep behaviors of a wide variety of creatures from all over the world. The appealing watercolor illustrations consist of single- and double-page paintings. Soft, pastel backgrounds cradle brighter hues, bringing into focus each animal as it takes a nap, hibernates, or sleeps. The large-print text uses general terms to describe the different ways and places that these animals rest, while paragraphs written in smaller type delve into more details about each species. Though the entries are brief, the information is clearly presented. Readers learn how orangutans weave a sleeping nest, mother pandas nap with their babies, and sea otters "sack out in a nearby kelp bed." There are some interesting tidbits: the bottlenose dolphin rests half its brain while the other half navigates the deeps, and the sooty tern dozes in flight. The author also explains that scientists don't really know much about the rest habits of invertebrates, such as giant clams. A solid offering for nature lovers.–Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA --Nancy Call (Reviewed May 1, 2004) (School Library Journal, vol 50, issue 5, p129)
  • "Most of us need sleep," begins a journey through the animal world and a look at how, when, and where different animals get their rest. Simple text in large type heads each page, while an in-depth paragraph about the featured animal follows in a smaller font—the perfect format for capturing both the younger and older reader. Reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and even an invertebrate are all represented, from the familiar cat, dog, and butterfly, to the more exotic tapir, tawny frogmouth, and anolis lizard. Just a few fascinating facts: sooty terns can sleep in midair; before dozing off the parrotfish covers itself with a kind of mucus sack that protects it from predators; and a dolphin puts one half of its brain to sleep at a time, allowing it to still swim, breathe and keep a lookout. The only disappointment is the lack of specific vocabulary—hibernation, nocturnal, and diurnal are words just begging to be introduced. Softly colored, detailed watercolor paintings enhance the text, bringing the animal and its habitat to life for the reader. Good for bedtime, too. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2004)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
195693
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collard, Sneed B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
Reading level
4.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McGrory, Anik
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleep behavior in animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Animals
  • Animals
Target audience
primary
Label
Animals asleep, Sneed B. Collard III ; illustrated by Anik McGrory
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
496526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780618276974
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2003012413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618276974
  • (Sirsi) ADP-7245
Label
Animals asleep, Sneed B. Collard III ; illustrated by Anik McGrory
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
496526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780618276974
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2003012413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618276974
  • (Sirsi) ADP-7245

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