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About Arachnids: A Guide for Children (About... A Guide for Children)

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Young readers will love this first glimpse into the creepy, crawly, complex world of spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks in this latest title in the About. . .series.Author Cathryn Sill explains in easy-to-understand language what arachnids are, how they live, what they eat, and how they reproduce. Wildlife painter John Sills' detailed realistic illustrations reflect the ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Peachtree Publishers (first published January 1st 2003)
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Josie
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This is a very simplistic informational book about arachnids. There are great illustrations that are a great addition to what the author is informing the reader about. I think the drawings of the arachnids are good to match the age group this book is appealing to however I think it would be more influential if there were actual pictures of the arachnids.
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This would be a great book to assign to first and second graders. There is a picture that covers every o
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Katelyn Warner
* Nonfiction
* Illustrations are watercolors, rather than photographs
* This book is good for the classroom library
* Students love the look of the creatures and short, informational text
* Gives a longer outline/description of each page in the back for students who want a more in depth description of something they read
Grace
guide for young children who are interested in spiders...additional information given to adults at the end of the book..realistic illustrations
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Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.
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