Butternut Hollow Pond

by Heinz, Brian J., 1946-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 591.763 Hei
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
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South Fayette Township Library Easy Readers CHECKED OUT
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Summary
Young nature enthusiasts are treated to a front-row seat to the everyday drama and excitement of a typical North American pond. Five vignettes, each at a different time of day or night, portray dramatic scenes of nature's interactions -- the perfect way to observe nature at its well-balanced best!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-4, younger for reading aloud. It's daybreak at Butternut Hollow Pond. It looks peaceful, but there is much going on. Bluegills dart out to feed on insects; a dragonfly snaps up mosquitoes, and then is snapped up himself by a tree swallow. At midmorning, five mallard ducklings narrowly escape the powerful jaws of a snapping turtle; a woodchuck also has luck on his side, when he scampers into his burrow just ahead of a marsh hawk. Sunset finds a largemouth bass on the end of a hook as a young boy reels him in from his canoe. Nighttime is the busiest of all; bats and nighthawks feast on bugs, crayfish search for night crawlers, and raccoons look for crayfish. Two concepts are beautifully demonstrated in this picture book for older readers: the hunter invariably becomes the hunted, and all living things are players in a complex cycle of interdependence that is much more than a simple food chain. Heinz fills this nature drama with action and sensory-loaded language that pulls children in as no science textbook can, and Marstall's realistic watercolor illustrations offer a lovely window to observe the diverse ecosystem. An excellent resource for the science curriculum. --Lauren Peterson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Pond animals -- Juvenile literature.
Predation (Biology) -- Juvenile literature.
Pond animals.
Pond ecology.
Ecology.
Publisher Brookfield, Conn. :Millbrook Press,2000
Contributors Marstall, Bob.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
ISBN 0761302689 (lib.)
0761313257 (trade)
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