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The Prairie That Nature Built
Contributor(s): Lorbiecki, Marybeth (Author), Morrison, Cathy (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1584694920     ISBN-13: 9781584694922
Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA)
OUR PRICE: $7.61  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2014
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Science | Life Sciences - Ecology
Dewey: 577.44
LCCN: 2013049138
Age Level: 4-10
Grade Level: Preschool-5
Lexile Measure: 940(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 8.9" W x 11.1" (0.40 lbs) 32 pages
- Topical - Ecology
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Benjamin Franklin Award, Silver Medal Winner, Children's Pict/4-7 Yrs, 2015
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2014 pg. 184
Foreword 08/27/2014
School Library Journal 12/01/2014 pg. 148
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 174767
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:

Learn about the plants and critters that depend upon one of the most endangered ecological systems in the world: the prairie A beautiful picture book perfect for any young nature enthusiast, classroom, parent, or grandparent, The Prairie That Nature Built is written in cumulative verse and includes educational backmatter.

Sing-song repetition reinforces the richness of dynamic prairie life, and lifelike illustrations will be sure to inspire a love and awe of nature in any young reader

These are the critters that worm and squirm
Alive in the dirt so dark and thick
Under the prairie that nature built.

This is the prairie that grows so free.
And this is the kid that loves it--me

Backmatter includes:
  • A Prairie Primer: detailed information on Prairies, including where they can be found in different countries and how they are crucial for the health of the planet
  • Learn about Prairie Animals and Plants: information on who lives on Prairies--burrowers like prairie dogs, scavengers like dung beetles, grazers like bison and antelope, and more
  • Activities and Resources: fun activities like a search-and-find for plants and animals in the book, and resources on Prairie organizations and additional books about prairies
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