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Top to Bottom Down Under

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Adventure enthusiasts Ted and Betsy travel in northern and southern Australia, encountering all sorts of exotic creatures along the way. Birds walk on water, lizards run on two feet like people, crocodiles have teeth as big as a T.rex! Ages 6+.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by HarperCollins (first published 2005)
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Top to Bottom: Down Under by Ted Lewin introduces the reader to Australia by giving information about the continent. It has colorful pictures throughout depicting the many different aspects of animals and landscapes that Australia offers. It uses bold print to show the different facts about the animals. Top to Bottom: Down Under by Ted Lewin offered a map of Australia within the United States of America to show the reader the comparison in size.
Jennifer Bean
I thought that this book would be a good way to introduce information about the continent of Australia.It had colorful pictures throughout depicting the many characteristics that it offers.

Instructional possibilities could be:

Read aloud to students in the lower grades

Have students chose an animal that they liked in the story, write a few sentences about it, and draw a picture pertaining to what they wrote

This book could be used in part for research on Australia and its inhabitants

Could be used t
This book had some good information which we hadn't read in other books. The boys loved the illustrations of the authors getting chased or watching the toilet flush. The illustrations of the animals and landscape, while lovely, where done in a blurry type style so you couldn't get a good feel for what they actually looked like.

The information just skims the surface so it's a good basic read, but not helpful for really learning about the area.

Recommended for K through 1st, but you'll need more fo
Nojood Alsudairi
Another book by the couple (husband and wife) about animals of Ausralia.
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