Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs and Other Ughs

Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs and Other Ughs

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Overview

Explore the fascinating community of creatures that live under one rock. Rhythmic verse and colorful close-up illustrations draw the reader into the incredible world of bugs, spiders and creepy-crawlies!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584690276
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/01/2001
Series: Sharing Nature with Children Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 101,932
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Anthony D. Fredericks is a veteran nature explorer. He grew up on the beaches of southern California and during summers camped (and swatted mosquitoes) in the Sierra Nevada mountains of eastern California. Later he attended high school and college in Arizona where he often spent his free time trekking through the Sonoran desert. Now Tony explores the hillside in south-central Pennsylvania where he and his wife reside and frequently hikes the mountains of western Colorado where his granddaughter lives. A former classroom teacher and reading specialist, he is Professor of Education at York College. As the author of more than 30 children's books (some about "buggy" things) he is a frequent visitor to schools around the country, where he shares the wonders of nature with a new generation of naturalists.

Jennifer DiRubbio is both a passionate artist and an avid environmentalist. She has been active as an artist for several organizations that promote nature and a healthy planet. Jennifer graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1992. She keeps her home and studio in Merrick, New York, as "green" and environmentally sound as possible, where her husband and two young children also work and play.

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Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs and Other Ughs 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DerekHendricks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: A story about a boy on a hot summer day in the park looking for bugs. He sees this big grey rock and he decides to look under it for all types of bugs. Through the book it tells what types of bugs they.Personal Reaction: Thought it was a great story about a boy and bugs. It also teaches what type the bugs are and has info about them.Classroom Extension: Have the kids drawl their favorite bugs. You could also bring in a bug collection and let them observe them.
jaykay2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is about different insects. It rhymes and describes bugs such as beetles, spiders, and slugs. It is also very repetitive. I learned about many insects. The pictures were also very colorful and pretty. Personal Reaction: I liked the rhyming and also in the back of the book, it gives the definition of all the insects. I liked the way they introduced all the insects as well. Extension Ideas: I would have the students create their own bug, what it looks like, what it eats and their purpose in the world.I would have my students write down a time they had an experience with an insect.
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storiesforchildren More than 1 year ago
Did your mother ever tell you, when you came into the house all dirty, that you looked as if you had crawled out from under a rock? What does live under a rock anyway? The fact is that underneath a rock in your backyard there is a habitat for all kinds of interesting creatures, such as earthworms, ants, spiders, beetles, crickets, millipedes, and slugs, each of which plays a very important part in nature's cycle of life. Be honest--have you never peeked under a rock to see what was there? Author Anthony D. Fredericks is a nature explorer from way back and a former classroom teacher who has written over twenty children's books, including several in a series on animal communities for Dawn Publicatons. The rhythmic text, reminiscent of "The old lady who swallowed the fly" or "The house that Jack built," with just enough repetition to make it fun reading for children, along with Jennifer DiRubbio's engaging illustrations from a close-up perspective, will send kids outdoors to start looking under rocks and exploring nature. In addition, the back of the book contains two pages of "Field Notes" with further information and a fantastic fact about each of the species mentioned in the story. There is also page of "How to Learn More" with resources for digging deeper into ecology. Under One Rock has won several awards, including the Izaac Walton League Book of the Year. Any child who enjoys studying about nature will really like this book.