Vibrant illustrations and rhyming text offer readers an experience exploring on a flower to learn of the ecosystem there. Children will gain an appreciation for the world on one flower and for the whole world around us!
This book takes place on one flower, a goldenrod. Soiders…A butterfly sipping nectar ... A ladybug snacking on aphids... oh ladybug, look out for the ambushbug! Dr. Fredericks focuses on the whole plant-and-animal "community" inhabiting a single flower. Two pages of "Field Notes" and "fun facts" at the back of the book offer intriguing information on these creatures.
A perfect book for:
parents and teachers needing homeschool materials for kindergarten (or any grade!)
anyone looking for picture books on insects or singalong books for kids!
anyone looking for children's books to help instill an appreciation of our planet!
Anthony D. Fredericks is a veteran nature explorer. He grew up on the beaches of southern California and during summers camped (and swatted mosquitoes) in the Sierra Nevada mountains of eastern California. Later he attended high school and college in Arizona where he often spent his free time trekking through the Sonoran desert. Now Tony explores the hillside in south-central Pennsylvania where he and his wife reside and frequently hikes the mountains of western Colorado where his granddaughter lives. A former classroom teacher and reading specialist, he is Professor of Education at York College. As the author of more than 30 children's books (some about "buggy" things) he is a frequent visitor to schools around the country, where he shares the wonders of nature with a new generation of naturalists.
Jennifer DiRubbio is both a passionate artist and an avid environmentalist. She has been active as an artist for several organizations that promote nature and a healthy planet. Jennifer graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1992. She keeps her home and studio in Merrick, New York, as "green" and environmentally sound as possible, where her husband and two young children also work and play.