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The Resource How things work in the yard, Lisa Campbell Ernst

How things work in the yard, Lisa Campbell Ernst

Label
How things work in the yard
Title
How things work in the yard
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Campbell Ernst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Learn about everything in your backyard from birds to butterflies and wagons to wheels"--P. [4] of cover
Writing style
Review
  • Graph paper–style backgrounds emphasize the schematic approach to nature that Campbell-Ernst uses to explain how different items and creatures—such as birds, butterflies, rocks, and dirt—that can be found in a typical backyard "work." There's a playful aesthetic in evidence, from the bright palette and friendly cut-paper artwork to the innate humor in some of the questions themselves ("How does a squirrel work?"). The various parts of the animals, plants, and objects are labeled, and brief facts about each subject dot the spreads ("Each kind of firefly has its own special pattern of flashing"). It's an elegantly designed primer to the natural world. Ages 4–8. (May) --Staff (Reviewed April 25, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 17, p)
  • From birds and their nests to a hose and sprinkler, this attractive informational title presents 21 familiar objects that might be found in a young reader's suburban yard. Clear, clean cut-paper illustrations in pleasingly unsaturated colors are laid out in double-page spreads on a background of colored graph paper. The minimal text is presented will in digestible bits. Acting as an example of a bird, a robin's body parts (eye, beak, feathers, etc.) are labeled, and a few fast facts (they "communicate with each other by singing," for example) are given. The range is surprisingly varied: animals such as snails, fireflies and ants; tools and toys such as a ball, a wagon and a bubble wand; dandelions, clouds and puddles; even rocks and dirt. Occasionally parts of humans are depicted; their skin colors vary. Ernst has a clear sense of what her young readers might notice and wonder about. She also helps them make connections. A caterpillar page is followed by one on a butterfly; acorn is followed by squirrel. Some, like clouds and puddles, appear on the same spread. The definitions and explanations are clear and simple, and the author sometimes suggests an activity: making a dandelion chain, catching fireflies, painting rocks, even jumping in puddles! A beguiling invitation to curious young readers and listeners to explore both the pages of the book and the world outside their doors. (Informational picture book. 4-8)(Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
394421
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ernst, Lisa Campbell
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 004-008
  • IG650L
  • Decoding demand: 76 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 87 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 90 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 85 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban ecology (Biology)
  • Urban ecology (Biology)
Target audience
primary
Label
How things work in the yard, Lisa Campbell Ernst
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
824125
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781609050092
Lccn
2010046821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781609050092
Label
How things work in the yard, Lisa Campbell Ernst
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
824125
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781609050092
Lccn
2010046821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781609050092

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