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A snail's pace
Fowler, Allan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Briefly describes the physical characteristics of snails and a few of the thousands of species of these creatures that exist.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 32837.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.1 1 Quiz: 23091 Guided reading level: H.
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From friendly dolphins to giant pandas, from icebergs and glaciers to energy from the sun, from magnets to solids, liquids, and gases, Rookie Read-About Science is a natural addition to the primary-grade classroom with books that cover every part of the science curricula. Includes: animals, nature, scientific principles, the environment, weather, and much more!

Author Notes

Allan Fowler is the author of children's books. Some of his titles include the Rookie Read-About Science books Can You See the Wind?, Sun's Family of Planets (Rookie Read-About Science, Upside-Down Sloth, and We Love Fruit.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-2. The Rookie Read-about Science series presents a wide variety of topics in a format that is appealing and appropriate for beginning readers. Skimming the book, youngsters will immediately feel comfortable with the small size, large type, and numerous color photos. The nature-oriented topics are generally of interest, too, especially the many titles on animals and insects. In Our Living Forests, characteristics of different types of forests are discussed. A special effort is made to show the relationship between climate and the types of trees and other plant life that grow in a specific forest, such as a rain forest. Other topics include how a tree changes through the seasons, animals that make their homes in forests, and threats to a forest's survival. Snail's Pace discusses the unusual features of the snail, including a description of why the snail moves so slowly and the differences between land and water snails. Slugs, the snail's cousin (and gardeners' enemy), are also briefly discussed. At the end of each book is a section of "Words You Know," which highlights important vocabulary words described in the text. This section could be used to review important concepts or as an introduction to the subject. Lauren Peterson