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Lowdown on Earthworms : Up Close with Animals - Norma Dixon

Lowdown on Earthworms

Up Close with Animals

Paperback

Published: 11th October 2005
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
Ships: 7 to 10 business days
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RRP $22.99
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Finalist - 2006 Foreword Magazine BOTY Award - Juvenile Non-Fiction category

Shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award

Red Cedar Book Award nominee 2007-2008

Finalist - 2007 SB and F Prize for Excellence in Science Books - Hands-on Science/Activity Book category

Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award shortlist

What has no eyes, but can see? No ears, but can hear? No legs, but can still travel quite easily? Give up? The answer's an earthworm. You barely hear them, and rarely see them, but earthworms are among the most important creatures on the planet.

They may seem like just more creepy crawlies, but without earthworms working hard on our dirt, we'd have a very difficult time growing our flowers, our trees, and even our food.

Filled with interesting, easy-to-understand facts, Lowdown on Earthworms is the perfect introduction to these unsung heroes. From the myth that cutting a worm in half will create two worms, to their unique reproductive capabilities, all the need-to-know facts are here. Author Norma Dixon also provides her readers with several projects and activities to better acquaint us with earthworms and all the great work they do. Children can make a worm-watching terrarium, a worm composter, and even a worm-listening device of their own.

First in a series of nature books that will include mollusks and flies.

"A fascinating look at an unsung hero of the planet-Kids aged five and up will love the photos." -- Today's Parent "A quite interesting read...This is well written, clear, and well illustrated. -- Hi-Rise Newspaper Well-grounded in fact, and crawling with project ideas, this title takes youngsters in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. -- Star Phoenix, Saskatoon "This endearingly impassioned look at the lowly earthworm introduces readers to their anatomy and behavior, helps readers identify different earthworm species and habitats, and discusses their importance in the ecosystem . . . It's an appealingly enthusiastic approach to biology that just about every reader will be able to participate in . . ." -- Kirkus Reviews "A superb introduction to this largely unseen creature which plays such a vital role in improving the globe's soils. . . An excellent independent read or classroom resource. Highly Recommended." -- CM Magazine"An appealingly enthusiastic approach to biology that just about every reader will be able to participate in." -- Kirkus Reviews "A useful addition to libraries." -- School Library Journal "A fascinating look at an unsung hero of the planet - Kids aged five and up will love the photos." -- Today's Parent"This endearingly impassioned look at the lowly earthworm introduces readers to their anatomy and behavior, helps readers identify different earthworm species and habitats, and discusses their importance in the ecosystem . . . It's an appealingly enthusiastic approach to biology that just about every reader will be able to participate in . . . " -- Kirkus Reviews"A quite interesting read...This is well written, clear, and well illustrated." -- Hi-Rise Newspaper"Well-grounded in fact, and crawling with project ideas, this title takes youngsters in the footsteps of Charles Darwin." -- Star Phoenix, Saskatoon"This book is a well-written, lively account of organisms burrowing through the underground." -- Science Books and Film magazine "A superb introduction to this largely unseen creature which plays such a vital role in improving the globe's soils. . . An excellent independent read or classroom resource. Highly Recommended." -- "CM Magazine""An appealingly enthusiastic approach to biology that just about every reader will be able to participate in." -- "Kirkus Reviews " "A useful addition to libraries." -- "School Library Journal ""A fascinating look at an unsung hero of the planet - Kids aged five and up will love the photos." -- "Today's Parent""This endearingly impassioned look at the lowly earthworm introduces readers to their anatomy and behavior, helps readers identify different earthworm species and habitats, and discusses their importance in the ecosystem . . . It's an appealingly enthusiastic approach to biology that just about every reader will be able to participate in . . . " -- "Kirkus Reviews""A quite interesting read...This is well written, clear, and well illustrated." -- "Hi-Rise Newspaper""Well-grounded in fact, and crawling with project ideas, this title takes youngsters in the footsteps of Charles Darwin." -- "Star Phoenix, Saskatoon""This book is a well-written, lively account of organisms burrowing through the underground." -- "Science Books and Film magazine " "A superb introduction to this largely unseen creature which plays such a vital role in improving the globe's soils. . . An excellent independent read or classroom resource. Highly Recommended." -- "CM Magazine" "An appealingly enthusiastic approach to biology that just about every reader will be able to participate in." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "A useful addition to libraries." -- "School Library Journal" "A fascinating look at an unsung hero of the planet - Kids aged five and up will love the photos." -- "Today's Parent" "This endearingly impassioned look at the lowly earthworm introduces readers to their anatomy and behavior, helps readers identify different earthworm species and habitats, and discusses their importance in the ecosystem . . . It's an appealingly enthusiastic approach to biology that just about every reader will be able to participate in . . ." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "A quite interesting read...This is well written, clear, and well illustrated." -- "Hi-Rise Newspaper" "Well-grounded in fact, and crawling with project ideas, this title takes youngsters in the footsteps of Charles Darwin." -- "Star Phoenix, Saskatoon" "This book is a well-written, lively account of organisms burrowing through the underground." -- "Science Books and Film magazine"

ISBN: 9781550051193
ISBN-10: 1550051199
Series: Up Close with Animals
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
For Grades: 5 - 8
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 11th October 2005
Publisher: FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 20.3  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.12