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Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little (Animal Science) Paperback – March 8, 2011
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Neal Layton is the illustrator of POOP, EXTERME ANIMALS, and WHAT'S EATING YOU? He lives in Portsmouth, England.
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This book takes on what seems like an abstract and uninteresting topic--the issue of animal size. But Davies manages to make it relevant. Why can't giant spiders exist? Why can't humans be superheroes who can lift up buses? Davies explains why using a "Big Thing/Little Thing" rule, or BTLT, which she refers to again and again. Her writing style interested both of my sons. While the 10 year old enjoyed the concept, my 4 year old was drawn to the cartoon-style pictures. And, I must admit, I was very relieved to read that my fear of giant spiders is unfounded--they simply can't exist. Whew!
For writing teachers, this book will be a great mentor text. There are so many good things going on--an interesting beginning, strong voice, cartoons to illustrate key concepts, and a conclusion that ties everything together. In the reading classroom, I see this book as an expository text that will be irresistible to kids who like graphic novels. Don't miss this one!
The accompanying cartoon shows a herd ofwildebeasts passing a sign saying "last fresh grass for 1800 miles" a contradiction of the text. And it gets worse.`
I enjoy learning new things and memorizing facts about nature. I've also read previous books by the author that I've enjoyed. However, I was a little bit disappointed by JUST THE RIGHT SIZE. Though the information is presented in a way that children can understand, I didn't like how some of the information is presented. For instance, simple adjectives are overused (only, very, teeny, tiny, etc.) in many of the descriptions.
The major thing I didn't like about the book is that the information is presented in a dictatorial fashion. The BTLT "rule" is true most of the time, but not always. For example, the tallest man in history with irrefutable proof was the Alton Giant, Robert Waldow, who was 8'11.1" when he died.Read more ›
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My first grader loves this book. The book has a central thing it seeks to teach -- how area and volume scale with length, and how this constrains life -- and keeps presenting that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian O'Meara
I'm a person who has a great deal of trouble with scientific concepts. This book explained some principle in science, I think, and I believe I understand the principle better after... Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by Debnance at Readerbuzz