Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors

byJoyce SidmanIllustratorBeckie Prange

April 5, 2010|
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors by Joyce Sidman
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From the creators of the Caldecott Honor Book Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems comes a celebration of ubiquitous life forms among us. Newbery Honor-winning poet Joyce Sidman presents another unusual blend of fine poetry and fascinating science illustrated in exquisite hand-colored linocuts by Caldecott Honor artist Beckie Prange.

Ubiquitous (yoo-bik-wi-tuhs): Something that is (or seems to be) everywhere at the same time.

Why is the beetle, born 265 million years ago, still with us today? (Because its wings mutated and hardened). How did the gecko survive 160 million years? (By becoming nocturnal and developing sticky toe pads.) How did the shark and the crow and the tiny ant survive millions and millions of years? When 99 percent of all life forms on earth have become extinct, why do some survive? And survive not just in one place, but in many places: in deserts, in ice, in lakes and puddles, inside houses and forest and farmland? Just how do they become ubiquitous?
The Newbery Honor winner and Sibert Medalist Joyce Sidman is today''s foremost nature poet for children. Accolades for her books include two Caldecott Honors, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Award, winner of the Claudia Lews Award, and many stars and best of lists. For her award-winning body of work, she won the Award for Excellence in Poetry f...
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Title:Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's SurvivorsFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:40 pages, 10.5 X 10.5 X 0.34 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 10.5 X 10.5 X 0.34 inPublished:5 avril 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0618717196

ISBN - 13:9780618717194

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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