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andlt;b andgt;Discover the down and dirty secrets of underground creatures in this vibrant picture book from a Caldecott Honor medalist.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;What youngandnbsp;child doesnand#8217;t love playing in the dirt? And who hasnand#8217;t wondered what goes on in the lives of all the creatures who live underground?andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Celebrated Caldecott Honor medalist Denise Fleming applies her signature bold and bright pulp-paper-collage style to a universal childhood topic in this dynamic, rhythmic book thatand#8217;s just right for reading aloudand#8212;and comes complete with a detailed glossary.

Review:

"In this evocative ode to nature, Fleming returns to the backyard turf of In the Tall, Tall Grass and In the Small, Small Pond, but digs deeper — literally — to explore the teeming life found 'Low down./ Way down./ Under ground.' In some ways, the book functions as a pared-down summertime companion to Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal's Over and Under the Snow (2011): Fleming's scenes simultaneously depict what's underneath and just above the ground; created via her trademark 'pulp painting' process, the spreads have a marbled texture, and are rendered in bright sky blues, vibrant grassy greens, and the warm brown-reds of soil. Spiders and salamanders scamper on rocks and between blades of grass, pink earthworms and a chubby toad navigate 'Squirm-ways and worm-ways' in the dirt, a fox peeks from an underground den, and ants march through tunnels. All the while, a curious boy watches the activity and tends to his plants. Fleming's luminous scenes invite close inspection and creature-spotting, and a key at book's end contains facts on more than 20 featured animals. Ages 3 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Denise Fleming has written and illustrated nineteen picture books, including underGROUND; SHOUT!; Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy; Time to Sleep; The Everything Book; Alphabet Under Construction; Count!; In the Tall, Tall Grass; and In the Small, Small Pond, which received a Caldecott Honor. Her illustrations are created by pulp painting, a papermaking technique. She lives in Toledo, Ohio, with her husband, David Powers, with whom she often collaborates.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442458826
Author:
Fleming, Denise
Publisher:
Beach Lane Books
Subject:
Concepts - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Insects and Spiders
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c reflective
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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Product details 40 pages Beach Lane Books - English 9781442458826 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this evocative ode to nature, Fleming returns to the backyard turf of In the Tall, Tall Grass and In the Small, Small Pond, but digs deeper — literally — to explore the teeming life found 'Low down./ Way down./ Under ground.' In some ways, the book functions as a pared-down summertime companion to Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal's Over and Under the Snow (2011): Fleming's scenes simultaneously depict what's underneath and just above the ground; created via her trademark 'pulp painting' process, the spreads have a marbled texture, and are rendered in bright sky blues, vibrant grassy greens, and the warm brown-reds of soil. Spiders and salamanders scamper on rocks and between blades of grass, pink earthworms and a chubby toad navigate 'Squirm-ways and worm-ways' in the dirt, a fox peeks from an underground den, and ants march through tunnels. All the while, a curious boy watches the activity and tends to his plants. Fleming's luminous scenes invite close inspection and creature-spotting, and a key at book's end contains facts on more than 20 featured animals. Ages 3 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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