What’s for Dinner? Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World

By: Katherine B. Hauth

Illustrator: David Clark

“Finding food / is not a joke. / Living things must eat / or croak.” Action-packed poems depict some strange, surprising, and disgusting animal eating habits. Explanation of scientific terms that relate to the poems. Further information about the animals that appear in the poems. Suggestions for further reading. Full-color illustrations done in ink and watercolor.

ISBN: 9781570914713

JLG Release: May 2011


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Topics: Predation , Biology , Animals , Food , Nature , Food chains , Symbiosis

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Awards & Honors

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12: 2012

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These 21 poems about eating and being eaten in the animal kingdom have appealing illustrations and loads of interesting facts. Some of the selections are almost proselike in their descriptions, even occasionally eschewing poetic language or rhythm in favor of more information about animals or how they eat. Some, however, make use of the poetic form These 21 poems about eating and being eaten in the animal kingdom have appealing illustrations and loads of interesting facts. Some of the selections are almost proselike in their descriptions, even occasionally eschewing poetic language or rhythm in favor of more information about animals or how they eat. Some, however, make use of the poetic form, playing with structure to mimic a particular animal or action, or using rhyme to deliver a relevant punch line. For more science-minded readers (or classroom teachers), concluding pages define scientific words, explain each of the poems, and suggest further resources. Ink-and-watercolor images balance grotesque or absurd touches (think bulging eyes, sharp teeth, lolling tongues) with bright colors and attractive details. This book should find an appreciative audience in most libraries.—Heather Talty, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City

Book Details

ISBN

9781570914713

First Release

May 2011

Genre

Dewey Classification

591.5/3

Trim Size

7" x 10"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 3.3; Points: 1;

Lexile

Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Charlesbridge

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Predation, Biology, Animals, Food, Nature, Food chains, Symbiosis,

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