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A Bed for the Winter First Edition
Contributor(s): Wallace, Karen

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ISBN: 0789457075     ISBN-13: 9780789457073
Publisher: Dk Pub
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2000

Annotation: When a dormouse sets out to find a safe place to spend the winter, it is the start of a dangerous journey ...


Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DORLING KINDERSLEY READERS, a multi-level reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge.

With Dorling Kindersley Readers, children will learn to read -- then read to learn!

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Hibernation; Juvenile literature.
Hazel mouse; Hibernation; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
Dewey: 591.56/5
LCCN: 99049697
Lexile Measure: 240
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: DK Readers. Level 1
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 6.00" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 45915
Reading Level: 2.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q24322
Reading Level: 1.7   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
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Publisher Description:
Combine DK's highly successful Eyewitness approach with engaging and easy-to-read stories and you'll have a series of books guaranteed to capture and delight the imagination of any child. Each level is intended to help develop reading skills and general knowledge to build a lifelong love of reading. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these colorful books use evocative illustrations and breathtaking photos to build an appreciation for these great stories.

The harrowing story of a little dormouse and his frantic search for a safe place to hibernate.

Contributor Bio(s): Karen Wallace is the author of numerous children's books, one of which, Think of an Eel, won the Kurt Maschler Award. She also writes children's television scripts, as well as natural history programs and documentaries. She lives in England with her husband, novelist Sam Llewellyn.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Spring)
Searching for a place to hibernate, a dormouse encounters a variety of animals preparing for winter, including a squirrel, a wasp, a bat colony, and a deer. After an owl and a snake threaten her, she increases her efforts to find a safe home. The integration of nonfiction and narrative formats, despite the staged color photos, makes the book informative and mildly suspenseful. A picture word list at the end will help readers with new vocabulary. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2001 January)
PreS-Gr 3-Suspense builds as children follow a dormouse searching for a winter home. She observes squirrels, wasps, toads, etc., readying their homes, and escapes from an owl and a snake, finally finding the perfect spot in a tree. The text features repetition, limited vocabulary, short sentences, and large typeface. While earliest beginning readers may stumble over words like "meadow," "burrow," and "stump," this book is easier than Henrietta Bancroft and Richard G. Van Gelder's Animals in Winter (HarperCollins, 1996). Large, colorful photos of the animals are accompanied by small, labeled photos of their homes. A successful beginning science book.-Debbie Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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