Look and Listen: Who's in the Garden, Meadow, Brook?

by Dianne White (Author) Amy Schimler (Illustrator)

Look and Listen: Who's in the Garden, Meadow, Brook?
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
A guessing game in a book that celebrates the curiosity and delight of a jaunt through a garden, meadow, and alongside a brook.

A child steps outside and strolls along, taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Rhythmic, rhyming text tracks his journey through a garden, meadow, and next to a brook, introducing a new color and animal found in that ecosystem with every turn of the page, transforming an ordinary walk into a feast for the senses.
 
Complete with material that explains the rich variety of wildlife and natural habitats found in the book, author Dianne White’s playful text is paired with the vibrant collage artwork of Amy Schimler-Safford, making for an exciting read-aloud and guessing game for budding nature lovers.
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$18.99

School Library Journal

Starred Review

PreS-Gr 1--Simple rhyming text invites young readers to observe the many wonders of the natural world. Animals are shown as they buzz around flowers, hop across meadows, rest alongside a brook, or swim in their watery home. Specific types of bees, butterflies, rabbits, swallows, deer, frogs, dragonflies, frogs, and minnows are among the creatures depicted, with the back matter providing further information on these animals as well as clear definitions of the terms meadow, garden, and brook. The question-and-answer format of the book is well suited to the intended audience, with some children able to use the rhyme scheme to predict the animal revealed on the following page. "Who's that buzzing? Listen. See./ A fuzzy, YELLOW busy...Bee." The gloriously colorful artwork evokes a perfect summer day in the country and reminds us to use all our senses to notice and appreciate the signs of life that surround us. VERDICT A lovely companion book for families planning a nature walk or hike and an excellent curriculum resource for preschool and primary grades.--Gloria Koster

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Review quotes

★ "The question-and-answer format of the book is well suited to the intended audience. . . . The gloriously colorful artwork evokes a perfect summer day in the country and reminds us to use all our senses to notice and appreciate the signs of life that surround us. A lovely companion book for families planning a nature walk or hike and an excellent curriculum resource for preschool and primary grades."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
Dianne White
Dianne White is the award-winning author of numerous picture books, including Dark on Light, Green on Green, Winter Lullaby, and Look and Listen: Whose in the Meadow, Garden, Brook. She loves sharing tasty meals with friends, favorite books and poetry with students, and new adventures with her husband. Dianne lives and writes from her home in sunny Arizona where wonder is always waiting to happen. Visit her at diannewrites.com.

Simone Shin has illustrated numerous books for children, including the award-winning The International Day of the Girl by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Rona Ambrose, winner of a Yellow Cedar Award. Her work can also be seen in magazines and newspapers. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780823443468
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Margaret Ferguson Books
Publication date
June 20, 2022
Series
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BISAC categories
JUV024000 - Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles | Country Life
JUV029010 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Environment
JUV009110 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Sounds
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme
Nature
Nature stories

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