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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Science
Subcategories: Animals

 


2003 Award
My Pet Hamster
(by Anne Rockwell/ illus. by Bernice Lum, HarperCollins $15.99 Score:) Easy to read or enjoy as a read-aloud, this is another fine example of the informative young scieince series. This one covers everything you ever wanted or needed to know about pet hamsters. Did you know that they need hard food or else their front teeth keep growing?

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Face to Face Safari
(by Sally Hewitt/illus. by Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Abrams Books $14.95 Score:) With a playful rhyme about each of the creatures this is a spectacular pop up book with giant faces of an elephant, lion, giraffe, rhino, hippo and chimpanzee that almost leap off the pages! A memorable novelty book.3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2003.

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2005 Award
Mister Seahorse
(Eric Carle, Philomel $16.95 Score:) Get ready for a Johnny Carson "I did not know that" kind of moment when you share this handsome early science book. Carle visits the important role of fathers in the sea. Male seahorses carry the eggs in their pouch and male tilapia carry their eggs in their mouth. Lift up see-through pages add visual surprises. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2005.

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2008 Award
First the Egg
(by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Roaring Brook Press $14.99 Score:) A delightful early science book that introduces the concept of transformations from egg to chicken, pollywog to frog, seed to flower and more. Done with beginning an image, for example, of a caterpillar on one page with cutout that reveals a small part of the butterfly that follows on the next page. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2003 Award
Hello, Arctic!
(by Theodore Taylor/illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvin, Harcourt $16 Score:) With very few words and impressionistic art, the cycle of the Arctic year is seen as summer is welcomed. Full of the wonder of hellos to the returning creatures and flowers until winter returns and forces good-byes to summer.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Hello, Hello
(by Miriam Schlein/illus. by Daniel Kirk, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) How do animals greet each other? This is not another moo-moo, quack-quack animal sound book. It's a young science book that is clear and fascinating, introducing children to the different ways that lions, zebras, elephants, and other wild animals behave when they rub heads, touch trunks, wave tails, or grab each other's jaws. 3–6.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth
(by Eric Carle, Philomel $16.99 Score:) An introduction about the habits and habitat of the sloth by Jane Goodall tells a good deal about this threatened creature. Carle's marvelous collages come alive with a menagerie of animals that share the Sloth's South American jungle home. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
(Bill Martin Jr./illus. by Eric Carle, Holt $15.95 Score:) Using the familiar format of their classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? the creators pay homage to the endangered animals of the world. Many of the creatures are less familiar and will enlarge the young child’s view of the world of wild creatures. As always, Eric Carle’s images are a visual feast! 4–8.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Face To Face Safari
(by Sally Hewitt/illus. by Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Abrams Books $14.95 Score:) With a playful rhyme about each of the creatures, this is a spectacular pop-up book with giant faces of an elephant, lion, giraffe, rhino, hippo, and chimpanzee that almost leap off the pages! A memorable novelty book. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
You Are Special, Little One
(by Nancy Tafuri, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Each mother and father assure their little one that it is special in its own way. Although the big idea might be seen as a celebration of love, it also points out the characteristics that make each creature unique from the others. As always, Tafuri’s art is memorable. 3–5.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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