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Bugs, beetles, and butterflies
Zeifert, Harriet.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 1998.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Simple, rhymed text and illustrations introduce many different kinds of bugs, beetles, and butterflies, including the earwig, zebra butterfly, and water strider.
General Note:
"level 1"--cover.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.5 0.5 39796.
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With these lively new books children will improve their reading skills and also learn basic facts about animals and insects. A Polar Bear Can Swim features fun facts such as: A cow can eat one-hundred pounds of grass, and whales can sing. Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies includes basic information as well as an illustrated glossary to help children identify various insects. Simple vocabulary and plenty of visual clues make both books perfect for young children who are just starting to read by themselves, while science activities give them a chance to use the material they learn from each book.

Author Notes

Harriet Ziefert is a children's author born in 1941 in New Jersey. She has written several hundred children's books, including the Little Hippo series. Ziefert and illustrator Emilie Bon have collaborated on a series of "Little Hippo" books, the first of which was published in 1988 by Viking Penguin. The books are written for children between 1 1/2 to 5 years-of-age. They are intended to help children deal with change, like the addition of a new baby to the family or moving to a new house.

Her titles include Little Hippo's New Baby, Little Hippo's New Friend, Little Hippo's New School and Grandpa, Will You Play With Me?

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Ziefert, known for her easy-to-read texts and simple sentence structure, offers a basic-level science book that is short on facts, including the basic difference between bugs and beetles. Rhyming phrases ("Beetles click./Beetles dance./Did you ever/have one crawl/up your pants?") add little to readers' knowledge and at times seem awkward and forced. On the other hand, there are many repeated words and vibrant visual clues to aid beginning readers. The illustrations are colorful and add a touch of humor to the slight text, yet most are rather ordinary. Flather's best artwork is in the sketches of insects on the final pages of the appendix, which lists the common insect names. This title is more effective as an easy reader for the fiction shelves than as an introduction to the topic.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Bugsp. 4
Beetlesp. 14
Butterfliesp. 20
Insect Namesp. 28
Science Funp. 32

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