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Title:
Puddles and ponds
Author:
Wyler, Rose.
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Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : J. Messner, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
Describes in simple text and illustrations the plants and animals that live in and around ponds and other small bodies of water. Includes instructions for simple experiments.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780671663483

9780671663520
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Book

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Describes in simple text and illustrations the plants and animals that live in and around ponds and other small bodies of water. Includes instructions for simple experiments.


Summary

Describes in simple text and illustrations the plants and animals that live in and around ponds and other small bodies of water. Includes instructions for simple experiments.


Author Notes

Rose Wyler wrote more than 50 books for children on science and other topics. She was the sole author of over two dozen books and a co-author of others. One of her best-known works is ''Spooky Tricks'' (1968), which she wrote with her husband Gerald Ames. When it was reissued in 1994, Scripps Howard News Service called it ''the perfect Halloween book'' for ''school-agers who are just beginning to read.'' A native of the Bronx, Ms. Wyler received a B.A. from Barnard and a master's from Teacher's College at Columbia. She died on June 12, 2000 at the age of 90.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Rose Wyler wrote more than 50 books for children on science and other topics. She was the sole author of over two dozen books and a co-author of others. One of her best-known works is ''Spooky Tricks'' (1968), which she wrote with her husband Gerald Ames. When it was reissued in 1994, Scripps Howard News Service called it ''the perfect Halloween book'' for ''school-agers who are just beginning to read.'' A native of the Bronx, Ms. Wyler received a B.A. from Barnard and a master's from Teacher's College at Columbia. She died on June 12, 2000 at the age of 90.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Everything changes and not always for the best, according to this book. Readers learn that puddles dry up and ponds do not, that lakes are deeper than ponds and that within puddles and ponds there is life in abundance. Animal life can range from frogs to wrigglers and plants, from the volvox to the water lily. Readers are shown how to make a homemade microscope and a water scope to observe the activity going on in the pond. They also learn how to construct a pond in their own yard. Overall the information presented here is very good, but tediously presented. Two titles that offer similar information much more interestingly (although they do not include the experiments) are William Hopkins Amos' Life In Ponds and Streams (National Geographic, 1981) and Herbert H. Wong's Pond Life: Watching Animals Find Food (Albert Whitman, 1970; o.p.). --Zenata W. Pierre, Portland Public Schools, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Everything changes and not always for the best, according to this book. Readers learn that puddles dry up and ponds do not, that lakes are deeper than ponds and that within puddles and ponds there is life in abundance. Animal life can range from frogs to wrigglers and plants, from the volvox to the water lily. Readers are shown how to make a homemade microscope and a water scope to observe the activity going on in the pond. They also learn how to construct a pond in their own yard. Overall the information presented here is very good, but tediously presented. Two titles that offer similar information much more interestingly (although they do not include the experiments) are William Hopkins Amos' Life In Ponds and Streams (National Geographic, 1981) and Herbert H. Wong's Pond Life: Watching Animals Find Food (Albert Whitman, 1970; o.p.). --Zenata W. Pierre, Portland Public Schools, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.