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Looking Closely through the Forest

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Look closely. Look very closely. Is it ... flakes of oatmeal? A moldy orange? Give up? Just turn the page and, lo and behold, it's a spotted toadstool! See what looks like gummy candy revealed as a millipede, a woolly scarf as frost on leaves, and many more surprises when you look closely through the forest. The Looking Closely series takes children on a journey of discove ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Kids Can Press
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Maggi Rohde
Apr 25, 2015 Maggi Rohde rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, inquiry
Getting kids to look, to really observe without judgment, is huge. This series helps by taking away the context. There's a lot of information inside, too, but it never feels overwhelming. These are some beautiful photos. Also a natural model for children's work. A must-have for all K-5 collections.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
a guessing, q&a structure - great photographs
Jade Behringer
Apr 01, 2014 Jade Behringer rated it liked it
Beautiful pictures; informative!
Anna
Jul 26, 2008 Anna rated it really liked it
WOW! I was so mesmerized by this book. The author shows readers close ups of things in nature and encourages them to guess what they see. Affter guessing the next page reveals what readers are really looking at. I love the way this books helps people play with nature.
Teri
May 08, 2012 Teri rated it liked it
Shelves: forest-habitats
My girls really liked this (much more than I did) and asked to have it read to them over and over. I guess that says something.
Tracie
Apr 09, 2008 Tracie rated it really liked it
Along with Looking Closely Along the Shore very cool non-fiction that could be used for storytime.
Amy Brown
Look closely and try to guess what natural element is featured in each circle cutout.
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Dr. Frank Serafini is an author, illustrator, photographer, educator, musician, and a Professor of Literacy Education and Children’s Literature at Arizona State University.
Frank has published six books with Heinemann, including: The Reading Workshop, Reading Aloud and Beyond, Lessons in Comprehension, and Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days and Classroom Reading Assessments which will be avai
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