Leaf Litter Critters

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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.4 X 0.6 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.
Robert Meganck is professor emeritus of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned a BFA from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has received more than 300 regional, national, and international awards for his illustration and graphic design work.

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."