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Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From the creators of the Caldecott Honor Book Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems comes a celebration of ubiquitous life forms among us. Newbery Honor-winning poet Joyce Sidman presents another unusual blend of fine poetry and fascinating science illustrated in exquisite hand-colored linocuts by Caldecott Honor artist Beckie Prange.

Ubiquitous (yoo-bik-wi-tuhs): Something that is (or seems to be) everywhere at the same time.

Why is the beetle, born 265 million years ago, still with us today? (Because its wings mutated and hardened). How did the gecko survive 160 million years? (By becoming nocturnal and developing sticky toe pads.) How did the shark and the crow and the tiny ant survive millions and millions of years? When 99 percent of all life forms on earth have become extinct, why do some survive? And survive not just in one place, but in many places: in deserts, in ice, in lakes and puddles, inside houses and forest and farmland? Just how do they become ubiquitous?

Review:

"The team behind the Caldecott Honor — winning Song of the Water Boatman pays tribute to biologically successful species — from mollusks and lichens to dandelions and sharks — in poems that appear in order of each animal's first appearance on earth (a striking, mazelike time line puts the billions of years into perspective). Sidman's words are vivid and affectionate — about single-celled diatoms, she writes, 'Curl of sea-/ green wave/ alive/ with invisible jewels/ almost/ too beautiful/ to eat,' and Prange's expressive linocuts capture the character of each animal. Fascinating factual information appears on each page; the graceful integration of science and art results in a celebratory story of survival. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Award-winning poet Joyce Sidman presents another unusual blend of fine poetry and fascinating science - illustrated in full-color throughout.

Synopsis:

Newbery Honor-winning poet Joyce Sidman presents another unusual blend of fine poetry and fascinating science celebrating ubiquitous life forms among us. Illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Beckie Prange in exquisite hand-colored linocuts.

Synopsis:

Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? W.H. Beck brings the glowing world of bioluminescence to light in this young non-fiction picture book illustrated with stunning photographs.

Synopsis:

What can happen in just a second,

a minute, or an hour?

How can we measure time?

The flap of a vultureand#8217;s wing.

A crocodileand#8217;s heartbeat.

The weight of a baby blue whale.

The life of a mayfly.

These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time.

But what exactly is time?

In Just a Second, the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock.

and#160;
and#160;This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way - as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time. Steve Jenkins' extraordinary illustrations will accompany this engaging look at time.

Synopsis:

Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? Whether itandrsquo;s used to hunt, hide, find a friend, or escape an enemy, bioluminescenceandmdash;the ability to glowandmdash;is a unique adaptation in nature. In this fun and fascinating nonfiction picture book, join world-renowned photographers and biologists on their close encounters with the curious creatures that make their own light. Authorandrsquo;s note and bibliography included.

About the Author

Joyce Sidman lives in Wayzata, Minnesota, where she battles dandelions with great respect for their survival techniques. www.joycesidman.com

Beckie Prange lives in Ely, Minnesota, where she spends as much time as possible in the woods looking at lichens, crows, and other hardy northern species. Her first book received a Caldecott Honor. www.beckieprange.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618717194
Author:
Sidman, Joyce
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Illustrator:
Prange, Beckie
Author:
Cyrus, Kurt
Author:
Jenkins, Steve
Author:
Beck, W. H.
Author:
Prange, Beckie
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Science & Nature - Biology
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Concepts - Counting
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 10.5 in
Age Level:
06-09

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Product details 40 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780618717194 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The team behind the Caldecott Honor — winning Song of the Water Boatman pays tribute to biologically successful species — from mollusks and lichens to dandelions and sharks — in poems that appear in order of each animal's first appearance on earth (a striking, mazelike time line puts the billions of years into perspective). Sidman's words are vivid and affectionate — about single-celled diatoms, she writes, 'Curl of sea-/ green wave/ alive/ with invisible jewels/ almost/ too beautiful/ to eat,' and Prange's expressive linocuts capture the character of each animal. Fascinating factual information appears on each page; the graceful integration of science and art results in a celebratory story of survival. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,

Award-winning poet Joyce Sidman presents another unusual blend of fine poetry and fascinating science - illustrated in full-color throughout.

"Synopsis" by , Newbery Honor-winning poet Joyce Sidman presents another unusual blend of fine poetry and fascinating science celebrating ubiquitous life forms among us. Illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Beckie Prange in exquisite hand-colored linocuts.
"Synopsis" by ,
Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? W.H. Beck brings the glowing world of bioluminescence to light in this young non-fiction picture book illustrated with stunning photographs.
"Synopsis" by ,
What can happen in just a second,

a minute, or an hour?

How can we measure time?

The flap of a vultureand#8217;s wing.

A crocodileand#8217;s heartbeat.

The weight of a baby blue whale.

The life of a mayfly.

These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time.

But what exactly is time?

In Just a Second, the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock.

and#160;
and#160;This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way - as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time. Steve Jenkins' extraordinary illustrations will accompany this engaging look at time.

"Synopsis" by ,
Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? Whether itandrsquo;s used to hunt, hide, find a friend, or escape an enemy, bioluminescenceandmdash;the ability to glowandmdash;is a unique adaptation in nature. In this fun and fascinating nonfiction picture book, join world-renowned photographers and biologists on their close encounters with the curious creatures that make their own light. Authorandrsquo;s note and bibliography included.
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