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Title:
Behold the beautiful dung beetle
Author:
Bardoe, Cheryl, 1971- , author.
Publication Information:
[Maumee, OH] : Dreamscape Media, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (10 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Somewhere in the world right now an animal has just lightened its load. The dung beetles can smell it. They race to the scene by the thousands, intent on snagging their share of the precious poop. Think dung is gross? For a dung beetle, its food, drink, and fuel for new life. Think dung beetles are disgusting? Take a closer look, and discover the beauty of these diamonds in the dung.
General Note:
"Read-a-long"--Container.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
5-9.
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ISBN:
9781629235820
Format :
DVD

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Somewhere in the world right now an animal has just lightened its load. The dung beetles can smell it. They race to the scene by the thousands, intent on snagging their share of the precious poop. Think dung is gross? For a dung beetle, it's food, drink, and fuel for new life. Think dung beetles are disgusting? Take a closer look, and discover the beauty of these diamonds in the dung.


Summary

One animal's waste is the dung beetle's treasure.--Somewhere in the world right now an animal has just lightened its load. The dung beetles can smell it. They race to the scene by the thousands, intent on snagging their share of the precious poop. Think dung is gross? For a dung beetle, its food, drink, and fuel for new life. Think dung beetles are disgusting? Take a closer look, and discover the beauty of these diamonds in the dung.


Author Notes

Cheryl Bardoe is the author of two NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor books, Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas; and Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age. She lives with her family near Hartford, Connecticut.

ILLUSTRATOR BIO
Alan Marks is the illustrator of many books for children, including Snow School; Little Lost Bat; A Mother's Journey (a Boston Globe--Horn Book Honor book); and Storm (winner of the Carnegie Medal). Alan lives in an old house in the Kent countryside with his wife and two daughters.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Even if this succinct assortment of facts does not convince children of the beauty of dung beetles, they will definitely appreciate that these insects exist. These creatures are wonderful little helpers when it comes to waste removal, and helping "dung, feces, or poop" to decompose benefits not only the dung beetle but the Earth as well. Young listeners will learn that there are three main types-rollers, tunnelers, and dwellers. Each type varies in size, how they consume their meals, where they live, and what types of poop they prefer. The life cycle is covered, as well as some historical facts, including why ancient Egyptians worshipped them. There is enough here for a short report, and a glossary is also available. The narrator, Eliza Foss, keeps an even pace and uses variation in tone to keep listeners interested. The second track includes page-turn signals for young readers. This audiobook would be enjoyable with pictures and text to follow, so when possible, pair it with the book.-Terri Norstrom, Cook Memorial Public Library, Libertyville, IL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Excerpts

Somewhere in the world right now an animal is lightening its load-- in your backyard, on a nearby farm, in a forest, on a grassland far away. Excerpted from Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle by Cheryl Bardoe All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.