I am Josephine : (and I am a living thing)
|Format:||Print Book 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
An upbeat picture book supporting diversity and STEM for ages 4 to 8, exploring how kids are part of the larger world of living things
Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing--all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book.
Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then familiar creatures like her dog and her mom (and herself) as mammals. Next, she adds whales, lobsters, hummingbirds, and elephants (and herself) as examples of animals. Finally, she shares examples of living things, including moose, foxes, butterflies, flowers, and bugs... and, of course, herself!
Inspired by science and nature writer Jan Thornhill's many classroom visits, this book is intended to help children recognize themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities.
Playful, kid-friendly illustrations in vibrant colors paired with minimal text make this an easy introduction to the classification of living things. Endmatter goes into further detail about the unique characteristics of humans, mammals, animals, and living things.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- Classification -- Juvenile literature.
Mammals -- Juvenile literature.
Life (Biology) -- Juvenile literature.
Mammals -- Classification.
Animals -- Classification.
|Publisher|| Toronto, ON :2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm