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?
Amazon Exclusive: The Process of Beckie Prange, Illustrator of Ubiquitous
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|To create the intricate timeline found on the endpapers, Prange measured and laid out yarn||This is the print she made from the yarn||The print was then painted to create the final image|
Ubiquitous is a perfect marriage of poetry and art and science.
Each subject gets a poem about its life and existence, and then Ms. Sidman provides accompanying non-fiction information about the subject.
The last book this duo designed was the Caldecott Honor book SONG OF THE WATER BOATMAN & OTHER POND POEMS.
The poems were written all wrong and I feel like the author didn't really work on it that much. Most of the time all poems need is some TLC. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Lotus Gilinsky
Purchased this book for my sons kindle as part of his summer reading list. Unreadable! The text is part of the picture so no amount of altering the font allows you to enlarge the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Let G
This book is worth giving just for the gecko on the cover - and worth keeping for all the other illustrations, and poems, inside.Published 9 months ago by alice davenport
My kids and I have checked this book out of the library many times, and I finally decided just to buy it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Justice League
This book has beautifully illustrated creative poems. It is the perfect blend of science and literature as are other of Joyce Sidman's books.Published 21 months ago by avid camper
A friend who is a research librarian shared this with me and I ordered it for myself within 24 hours. Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by Catherine L. Carr
The artwork, creative & artsy prose...it's just a great book.
My boys enjoyed learning about the different animals.
And, I think the precursor... Read more
If your children do not devour science information, this book may not be very entertaining. You're going to have to be a good salesman and read the poetry well and explain the... Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by Kyle Willkomm
"When you consider that 99 percent of all species that have ever existed are now extinct, you realize that the ones who made it--and are thriving--are indeed remarkable. Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by Emily