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Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard (Backyard Bugs) Paperback – July 1, 2005

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About the Author

Nancy Loewen has published many books for kids. She’s a two-time Minnesota Book Award finalist (Four to the Pole and The LAST Day of Kindergarten) and the recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer’s Toolbox series). She holds an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul. Nancy has two children and lives near Minneapolis. To learn more, visit www. nancyloewen.com.

Rick Peterson uses both traditional and digital media to create images for a wide range of publishing, advertising and editorial projects - including a long list of children's titles. His work has received awards from Graphic Design USA and the Association of Educational Publishers. Rick lives in Minneapolis with his wife, two children, a cat, a gerbil, and a lovable but barky dog.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 630L (What's this?)
  • Series: Backyard Bugs
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Picture Window Books (July 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1404817573
  • ISBN-13: 978-1404817579
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nancy Loewen has published nearly 120 books for kids. She's received awards from the American Library Association, the Association of Educational Publishers, New York Public Library, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Two of her books have been finalists for Minnesota Book Awards: THE LAST Day OF KINDERGARTEN (2012) and FOUR TO THE POLE (2002; co-written with polar explorer Ann Bancroft). A recent picture book, BABY WANTS MAMA, was named an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, St. Paul.

Nancy was born in Mountain Lake, a small town in southern Minnesota. She currently lives in the Twin Cities. Besides reading, her favorite things to do are walking her dog and collecting weird thing from thrift stores. Visit her online: www.nancyloewen.com and Nancy Loewen Author Page on Facebook.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn A. Souza on April 19, 2009
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Each year, I buy worms to put in my worm habitat. My three and four-year old pre-K class loves learning about the worms. This book was perfect for teaching important vocabulary words and characteristics of worms. It covered all the concepts that I've introduced for years; I especially liked that it suggested we save the worms lost on the sidewalk after rain. This is something we always do as we walk back to our classroom from the buses. I chose not to explain the mating process with them, but there were so many interesting pictures and words, they didn't even notice that I skimmed over that page. I was especially excited when they came up to me on the playground and told me they had found castings; all of this from the illustrations in the book. This is a keeper in my reference library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth I. Knight-Smith on November 20, 2014
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Educational, even for an adult! I now know what worm body parts are called! Easy to read to a child & depending on your child's ability they may be able to read most of it themselves.

Here's my view that you may disagree with...a child learns what they live. If you speak to a child using baby talk or speak to them like they are stupid, that is how they will speak. If you speak to them using adult vocabulary (cuss words not included), they will learn new words. Challenge your kids & get this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Marie Johnson on December 19, 2012
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This was a perfect book for teaching kindergarten students about underground workers in the garden. I plan on using it again next year.
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This book is perfect. Not only was I able to teach my 3 year old the basics about worms, and learn a few things myself, but this book is set up as an early reference book for kids. Even with the short length of the book, which was perfect for a 3 year old's attention span, the book contained a Table of Contents, Glossary, and Index. I am just starting to show my eager to read child the different parts of a book, and this was a perfect example. There was also a very simplified drawing of a worm to provide a brief anatomy lesson. I was very impressed with the layout and content of this book. It was just what we needed.
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I got this to go with a worm farm gift for a birthday gift (6Y old). It is well written and informative as well as scientifically acurate.
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