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Looking Closely in the Rain Forest Hardcover – August 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Looking Closely
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553375432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553375432
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 10 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“What do you see?” In a guessing game that pairs close-up details with large images on the following page, this title in the Looking Closely series spotlights life in the tropical rain forest, including a squirrel monkey, a banana plant, a moth orchid, and a scarlet macaw. The crisp, beautiful photos and the interactive text will draw kids into both the interactive fun and scientific facts, and a final, stirring, double-page spread of the rain forest shows a wide view of where the featured animals and plants live. The astonishing detail will have kids turning back to the small close-ups for repeated viewings. Preschool-Grade 3. --Hazel Rochman

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The astonishing detail will have kids turning back to the small close-ups for repeated viewings. --Booklist

Though the incredibly beautiful photographs steal the show, the accompanying information will certainly enhance one's enjoyment of the books and will, perhaps, inspire readers to take a closer look at the many wondrous works of nature in any habitat. --CM Magazine

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Dr. Frank Serafini is an award winning children's author and illustrator, a landscape photographer, a devoted guitar player, and an Associate Professor of Literacy Education and Children's Literature at Arizona State University. Frank has recently been awarded the Arbuthnot Award from the International Reading Association as the 2014 Distinguished Professor of Children's Literature.

Frank has published six books with Heinemann, including: The Reading Workshop, Reading Aloud and Beyond, Lessons in Comprehension, Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days and Classroom Reading Assessments. In addition, Frank published Interactive Comprehension Strategies: Fostering Meaningful Talk About Texts with Scholastic, and Reading the Visual: An Introduction to Teaching Multimodal Literacies with Teachers College Press. Frank is currently working on a new book with Heinemann entitled: Reading Workshop 2.0: Teaching Reading in the Digital Age.

In 2008, Frank began writing and illustrating a series of non-fiction picturebooks focusing on nature with Kids Can Press. The Looking Closely series contains books about the desert, garden, pond, rainforest, shore and forest. In 2009, Looking Closely Along the Shore won an International Reading Association's Teachers' Choice Award, and Honorable Mention from the Society of School Librarians International.
Frank was an elementary school teacher and literacy specialist for twelve years in Phoenix, AZ. He received his Masters degree in Elementary Education and his Ph.D in Reading Education at Arizona State University. In 2003, he received the Distinguished New Faculty Award, and in 2007 the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2009, Frank received a Foundation Award at ASU for his Excellence in Teaching.

More information can be found at www.frankserafini.com

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By JLKing on July 23, 2013
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The pictures and information are truly captivating. This is a great resource for learning. The book arrived on time and in great condition.
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By Lisa Barker on October 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
What I love about Frank Serafini's Looking Closely books is the photography and the clever way just a peek is given before the whole picture is revealed. What better way to grab a child's attention! Your child will be memorizing rain forest facts in no time. Perfect for studying biomes. - Biblio Reads Children's Book Review
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