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Predator and Prey: A Conversation in Verse

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Who is the predator, and who is the prey? Illuminating poetry and vivid artwork capture the awe-inspiring ways that creatures use their resources to stay alive.

Who wins, the assassin bug or the spider? The bat or the frog? The ant or the honey bee? The male firefly . . . or the female? The battle for survival between predator and prey is sometimes a fight, sometimes a danc
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Candlewick Studio

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The author of this collection of animal-themed poems may be a biologist, but she has the heart and soul of a poet. Bringing to mind Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman, one of my all-time favorite Newbery winners, this collection focuses on predators and prey. As the poems and the watercolor and gouache illustrations reveal, there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to survival in the natural world. Some creatures use camouflage or posturing to get ahead or to keep pr ...more
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Susannah Buhrman-Deever is a biologist with a PhD in animal behavior from Cornell University. In addition to her academic work and writing, she has developed inquiry-based ecology curricula for children. Predator and Prey is her first book for children. She lives with her family in upstate New York.