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Animals in flight
Jenkins, Steve, 1952-
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Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.2 0.5 55015.
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Material Type
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Central Library QP310.F5 J46 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Clarence Library QP310.F5 J46 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Wings carry tiny insects, fluttering butterflies, backyard birds, and they even propelled some dinosaurs up and through the skies. Find out how, when, and why birds and beasts have taken to the air, and discover how wings work in this informative and brilliantly illustrated book about flight.

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Booklist Review

Ages 4-8. Jenkins returns with his expert cut-paper illustrations in this fact-packed title coauthored by his wife. Designed for multiple age levels, the text combines simple, declarative statement in large type--"Insects were the first flying animals," for example--with paragraphs in a smaller font that expand on the spread's topic. The dramatic collages match the text's proportions, with captivating images of an animal in flight dominating the pages, as smaller drawings illustrate ideas in the in-depth paragraphs. The results are not always successful: the smaller font often seems too small, although plain white backgrounds increase visibility. But both images and text will excite children about flight's miraculous possibilities and answer questions about how flight evolved, what flies, how it's done, and why. A concluding spread offers more coverage of the animals featured throughout the book. An attractive, informative choice for sharing with kids almost ready to read on their own. --Gillian Engberg

School Library Journal Review

After reading fascinating facts on the diverse creatures that fly, students can focus their research on any one of the fliers illustrated on the double-page spreads. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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