Incredible illustrations highlight this striking book introducing animals in camouflage. The lush illustrations alone will enthrall readers, but clues to seven remarkably well-hidden animals will draw them into new worlds. Further explorations of the habits and lives of these animals is provided in the back of the book.
The natural world holds secrets under every rock and around every tree. If you've ever wondered what life is like through a microscope, telescope, or with the naked eye--you'll love this book
- Run with the antelope across the American plains and learn about the food chain.
- Climb with a monkey to the highest tree in the rainforest and discover how photosynthesis keeps leaves green.
- Sink to the bottom of the ocean to follow creatures who have adapted to life in total darkness
- Travel with a meteor at speeds up to 160,000 miles per hour.
- Burrow with the earthworms in your own backyard.
Through it all, you'll find out how things synergize, regenerate, and evaporate--and lots more And don't worry about the big words--they are all defined and explained with familiar examples in this fascinating trip through the natural world.
Splash with the Stickmen at the sea's surface, and then dive down through the darkening zones and into the abyss. But don't stop there Follow the Stickmen to snorkel around coral gardens, find creatures that make their own light, and dive 7 miles down to the deepest trench. The Stickmen have plenty of oxygen (and wild facts) to keep you alert as you float past coral gardens, pods of humpback whales, robotic submarines, and the weirdest creatures of the deep.
Look at the natural world around you. Closer now. Can you find the letter "A" in a jumble of tree roots, the letter "I" in a cattail, the letter "O" in a bird's nest? Joe Rossi traveled the state in search of all the letters of the alphabet, photographing scenes from Granite Falls to Chippewa National Forest, from Bemidji to St. Paul. Turn these pages and see what he found: does his imagination match yours?
The plants and animals and rocks in Joe's pictures can teach us a lot about Minnesota's natural world: Did you know that Native Americans used the fluffy down from cattails to pad diapers and moccasins (here, the letter "I")? Or that the American white pelican (letter "J") teams up to herd fish--its dinner--into shallow water? Or that the name Minnesota means "sky-colored water" (letter "H")?
Celebrated children's book author David LaRochelle takes readers on an adventure inspired by this natural alphabet and encourages everyone to look more closely at what treasures the outdoors holds.
All across this wondrous state
Letters A through Z await . . .
Zig and zagging, great and grand
Letters made by nature's hand.