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Title:
Micro monsters : life under the microscope
Author:
Maynard, Christopher.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Explores the hidden world of very small creatures that live around us and even inside us, including fleas, bedbugs, itch mites, and more.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
920 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.7 1.0 43938.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.9 4 Quiz: 25361 Guided reading level: Q.
ISBN:
9780789447579

9780789447562
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Book

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Proficient Level 4 readers will be totally absorbed by these dramatic stories. The rich vocabulary and factual panels will set them on a lifelong path to reading for information.


Summary

Look through the microscope at all the amazing creatures living in, on, and around you with the DK Reader Micromonsters!.

Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge.

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Author Notes

Christopher Maynard is the author of over 50 children's books. He is also the editor and writer of children's magazines. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 for The World of Weather, and Informania. Another book of his, Sharks, was runner up for the TES Senior Information Book Award in 1998. He also writes for exhibitions and websites.

(Bowker Author Biography) Christopher Maynard is the author of over 50 children's books including Science Fun at Home, Bichos, Sharks, and The Best Book of Dinosaurs. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 for The World of Weather, and Informania. He is also the editor and writer for several children's magazines and writes for exhibitions and websites.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Christopher Maynard is the author of over 50 children's books. He is also the editor and writer of children's magazines. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 for The World of Weather, and Informania. Another book of his, Sharks, was runner up for the TES Senior Information Book Award in 1998. He also writes for exhibitions and websites.

(Bowker Author Biography) Christopher Maynard is the author of over 50 children's books including Science Fun at Home, Bichos, Sharks, and The Best Book of Dinosaurs. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 for The World of Weather, and Informania. He is also the editor and writer for several children's magazines and writes for exhibitions and websites.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Here's a subject that will either turn kids off or totally fascinate them--those microscopic critters that live on our eyelashes, in our carpets and mattresses, on our pets, and, if we're particularly unlucky, in our hair. Maynard supplies lots of interesting facts in this accessible, nicely designed Eyewitness Reader that is loaded with fairly good magnified photos and sidebars with related facts. Tapeworms, fleas, and lice are among the "monsters" introduced in sufficient detail to leave kids wanting to find out more. Too bad there's no further reading list to help them out. It's also too bad the chapters are in first person: it's a little disconcerting to read, "Once I have settled down inside my host's intestine, I will start to eat." --Stephanie Zvirin


Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Here's a subject that will either turn kids off or totally fascinate them--those microscopic critters that live on our eyelashes, in our carpets and mattresses, on our pets, and, if we're particularly unlucky, in our hair. Maynard supplies lots of interesting facts in this accessible, nicely designed Eyewitness Reader that is loaded with fairly good magnified photos and sidebars with related facts. Tapeworms, fleas, and lice are among the "monsters" introduced in sufficient detail to leave kids wanting to find out more. Too bad there's no further reading list to help them out. It's also too bad the chapters are in first person: it's a little disconcerting to read, "Once I have settled down inside my host's intestine, I will start to eat." --Stephanie Zvirin