Leaf Litter Critters

Leslie Bulion (Author) Robert Meganck (Illustrator)
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Description

Have fun on this poetic tour through the leaf litter layer and dig into the fascinating facts about the tiny critters who live there.
Nineteen poems in a variety of verse forms with accompanying science notes take readers on a decomposer safari through the "brown food web," from bacteria through tardigrades and on to rove beetle predators with other busy recyclers in-between. Glossary, hands-on investigations, and resources are included in the back matter.

Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2018
Pages
48
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781561459506

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About the Author

Leslie Bulion is the author of several children's books, including Uncharted Waters, The Trouble With Rules, and Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the African Studies Association's 2002 Children's Africana Books. She lives in Connecticut.
Designer and illustrator Robert Meganck is a professor of illustration, graphic design, digital imaging, and color theory at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has received over 300 regional, national, and international awards for illustration and graphic design work, and been recognized for excellence by such organizations as The Society of Illustrators New York and The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.

Reviews

"The poems are expertly crafted in a variety of forms (identified in the backmatter). The language is lively and the imagery appropriate. With alliteration, internal rhymes, and careful rhythm, these will be a delight to read aloud and learn.... Meganck's engaging digital drawings give each creature pop-eyes and attitude.... A delightful, memorable introduction to an unsung ecosystem."
"Bulion stuffs her poems with scientific detail and puts even more into accompanying "science notes." Meganck's cartoons strike sillier notes...balancing all of the information Bulion provides with hefty doses of fun."
"In this ecological poetry collection, Bulion works her own magic, turning potentially dull life science into zany fun.... An amusing way to get the dirt on food chains."
"Educational and highly entertaining...rich with cross-curricular teaching opportunities. Meganck's humorous, digitally rendered cartoon artwork will have readers giggling as they learn.... An excellent find for science fans and teachers alike."