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    Chickens Aren't the Only Ones (Ruth Heller's World of Nature) (Paperback) By (author) Ruth Heller

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    DescriptionRuth Heller's prose and pictures are the perfect means for discovering the variety of oviparous animals and their unique ways of laying eggs.


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    Title
    Chickens Aren't the Only Ones
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ruth Heller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780698117785
    ISBN 10: 0698117786
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.1
    BIC E4L: LRN
    BIC subject category V2: YNNR, YFP, YBL
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Libri: I-C4
    B&T Book Type: EN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF051050
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22820
    BISAC V2.8: JNF003000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 573.68
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 596.14/68
    LC classification: QP251.5 .H44 1999
    DC22: 573.68
    LC classification: QP251.5.H4
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YFP, YBL, YNNB
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
    Publication date
    22 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    After receiving a fine arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and completing two years of graduate work in design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Ruth Heller (1923-2004) began her career designing wrapping paper, cocktail napkins, greeting cards, and coloring books. After five years of rejection and one complete revision, Heller's first book, "Chickens Aren't the Only Ones," about egg-laying animals, was published in 1981. It was so successful that the sequel, and second book to be published, "Animals Born Alive And Well" (1982), about mammals, quickly followed. In 1983 and 1984, her third and fourth titles, "The Reason For A Flower" (about plants that have seeds and flowers) and "Plants That Never Ever Bloom" (about plants that do not) were published. She then began work on a collection of six books, the "How To Hide" series on camouflage and the magic of this phenomenon in nature, which covered the entire animal kingdom -- insects, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and sea creatures. The next collection of books became a five-volume series on parts of speech: "A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns; Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs; Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives; Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns;" and "Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs." She also wrote and illustrated the unique and fascinating book "Color," a charming and instructive guide to how art goes through the four color printing process. Among the notable people who have had an influence on Heller's writing have been: Ogden Nash, Gilbert and Sullivan, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, and Dr. Seuss. Heller says of her work, "All my books are nonfiction picture books in rhyme. I find writing in rhyme enjoyable and challenging, and I think it is an easy way for children to learn new facts and acquire a sophisticated vocabulary. Children are not intimidated by big words. I try to make my writing succinct and allow the illustrations to convey as much information as possible."