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In Arctic Waters
Contributor(s): Crawford, Laura (Author), Hodson, Ben (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0976882345     ISBN-13: 9780976882343
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
OUR PRICE: $13.56  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2007

Annotation: This arctic adaptation of ?This is the House that Jack Built? follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around ?the ice that floats in the Arctic waters.? Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The ?For Creative Minds? section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.
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BISAC Categories:
- Non-classifiable
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2006924847
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Physical Information: 0.43" H x 8.82" W x 10.08" (0.92 lbs) 32 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall)
"This is the walrus, ready to play / that splashes the seal, bouncing along..." This cumulative verse introduces various Arctic animals and an Inuit hunter on and around an ice floe. The text and cartoon illustrations are playful but undistinguished. The appended factual information about Arctic inhabitants is more interesting than the main text. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 April)

PreS-Gr 3— This cumulative tale introduces six animals, beginning with a small fish and ending with a grouchy-looking polar bear. The story builds as each creature is chased by a slightly larger one. When a man (a rosy-cheeked Inuit with harpoon in hand) appears on their ice chunk, the animals have a stroke of good luck: the ice splits in two, separating them from the hunter. The rhyming text is fast-moving and fun. However, the animals' interaction is poorly defined; neither the text nor the illustrations clarify whether the animals are playing with or hunting one another. Cartoon facial expressions range from gleeful to panic-stricken. The depiction of the Inuit hunter is somewhat stereotypical. In addition, the six animals, along with the man and his sled dog, are pictured together on one ridiculously small piece of ice. A four-page information section provides basic facts about each of the animals featured, the Inuit, and Arctic waters in general. A cut-and-color activity and Web address are also included.—Amanda Moss, Maywood Elementary School, Monona, WI

[Page 96]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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