Animalogy: Animal Analogies
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Animalogy: Animal Analogies

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Compare and contrast different animals through predictable, rhyming analogies. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals . . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animals classes and are so fun, readers learn without even realizing it! Animalogy is to...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 10th 2011 by Arbordale Publishing (first published July 22nd 2011)
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Wayne S.
Do you know what an analogy is? If you answer that it’s when something is like something else, that’s close enough. Remembering her days in the classroom and the need for analogies, author Marianne Berkes, a retired teacher and librarian, compares and contrasts different animals by using predictable, rhyming analogies of body parts, size, actions, and classifications. “Ant is to tiny, as hippo is to big.” Other animals included are deer, mice, chicks, bears, rabbits, skunks, bats, eagles, dogs,...more
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Author/Illustrator Info: Award-winning author Marianne Berkes (pronounced Ber-kess with two syllables) is a retired teacher and librarian who turned her love of nature and teaching into writing informational picture books. In addition to The Tree That Bear Climbed and Animalogy for Sylvan Dell, some of Marianne’s other recent and award-winning titles include: Going Home, The Mystery of Animal Migration; Over in the Ocean, in a Coral Reef; Over in the Jungle, a Rainforest Rhyme; Going Around the...more
Anne Campbell
Teaching critical thinking skills begins early, and Animalogy: Animal Analogies by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Cathy Morrison, is a fun way to introduce analogies to young kids. Sylvan-Dell publishes some of the finest books on the market for both classroom and home reading. Animalogy will keep kids interested and intrigued as they study the beautifully detailed illustrations of animals, insects, fish, birds, and reptiles in their natural habitats. Learning analogies will help teach them to...more
As with all of Marianne Berkes' books, when I first read it I thought "What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?" And that is what makes the books of Marianne Berkes stand out in a crowd. In my years as a children's librarian and later as a mother of an avid "reader", I have read classics, old and new, but never have I read a book like Animalogy. I've read several opposite books. I've read quite a few comparison books. But I have never read an analogy book for toddlers/preschooler before. E...more
Learning analogies can be challenging, but this title makes it fun to identify the relationships between various animals and their actions. The vivid full-page illustrations appeal to the eye, and taken with the text, they encourage conversations about the animals and their habitat. Back matter includes activity pages, some of which encourage young readers to create their own animal analogies. This would be an excellent writing mentor text for teaching about antonyms and synonyms and comparison...more
Haven't received the book yet, just received notice I had won. 10/17/11
Received this really Quick! Last night. Too bad the postman put it in the box, it bent the book. Hopefully it will straighten out. So excited to share with the nieces and nephews. 10/21/11

Loved the pictures, and the thinking activities included at the end. Great childrens book ages up through about 8 I would say.
This is a unique book which uses analogies to compare dissimilar animals. The illustrations are beautiful and accurate. Will interest animal lovers of all ages.
Marguarite Markley
Beautifully illustrated and easy to comprehend analogies. Perfect for any age and great for a read aloud. Give to teachers!!
great for language arts for analogies and compare/contrast discussion in sciene class.
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