On Beyond Bugs: All about Insects (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

by Tish Rabe (Author) Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator)

Catch the bug buzz and learn all about insects with the Cat in the Hat--a perfect gift for little scientists on Earth Day and every day! The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library is a nonfiction picture book series that introduces beginning readers ages 5-8 to important basic concepts. Find out all you ever wanted to know about insects when the Cat in the Hat and friends get an up-close view of life as a bug. Kids will learn how insects -- from the spittlebug to the honeybee to the moth -- see, smell, communicate, and pollinate, as well as sometimes pester and amaze and generally make life better for us humans. Featuring beloved characters from Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, the Learning Library are unjacketed hardcover picture books that explore a range of nonfiction topics about the world we live in and include an index, glossary, and suggestions for further reading.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3-Fans of Dr. Seuss's favorite feline will enjoy learning through rhymed couplets and cartoonlike illustrations similar to the originals. Each book combines basic facts with interesting trivia to introduce readers to topics that are sure to be of interest. From Bugs: "Here is a riddle/I learned from my mother./How's a skunk and a ladybug/like one another?/When danger is near,/it is easy to tell-/they suddenly give off/a terrible smell!" While the grammar is off, Seussian rhyme is rarely totally correct ("thunk"). In Space, readers learn, "On Venus the weather/is always the same-/hot, dry, and windy,/with no chance of rain." The familiar format and entertaining text are sure to appeal to beginning readers.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA Copyright 2000 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!"
— Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor, Reading and Literature
Teachers College, Columbia University
Tish Rabe
TISH RABE is the author of countless books for young readers, among them thirteen Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books. To learn more about her and her work, visit tishrabe.com.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780679873037
Lexile Measure
580L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
October 19, 1999
Series
Cat in the Hat's Learning Library

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