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    Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard (Hardback) By (author) Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, By (author) Priscilla Lamont

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    DescriptionPerfect for spring planting season--an outstanding book about backyard science the whole family will appreciate. Alice's family plants a vegetable garden each spring, and this budding naturalist reports all she sees about how the plants grow, what insects come to eat the plants, and what birds and animals come to eat the insects. It's the food chain, right in her own backyard! While Alice's narrative is simple and engaging, science concepts are presented in more depth in sidebars by a pair of very knowledgeable (and highly amusing) chickens! Noted science writer Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld knows how to layer information to make it accessible to a wide range of readers and useful for educators. And illustrator Priscilla Lamont's funny, friendly paintings make this a garden everyone will want to explore. Kids will eat up this wonderful book of backyard science--and perhaps they'll even be inspired to eat their vegetables! "A wonderfully informative and enjoyable journey through one family's backyard garden, from spring planting to fall harvest. . . . this is bound to spark some backyard explorations." --"Kirkus," Starred Review


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    Title
    Secrets of the Garden
    Subtitle
    Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, By (author) Priscilla Lamont
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780517709900
    ISBN 10: 0517709902
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: I-CI
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T Book Type: EN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14510
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF022000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: X01561000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV036000, JNF003000, JNF051000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PZ7.Z715 SE 2012
    BISAC V2.8: JUV029000
    DC23: 813.6
    Thema V1.0: YBC
    BIC E4L: EP
    Illustrations note
    Colour Illustrations
    Publisher
    Alfred A. Knopf
    Imprint name
    Alfred A. Knopf
    Publication date
    28 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    KATHLEEN WEIDNER ZOEHFELD was a children's book editor for more than 10 years before becoming a full-time writer. She has published more than 60 books for children, most about animals and natural history. PRISCILLA LAMONT has illustrated dozens of books, including the "Animal Rescue Team" books by Sue Stauffacher, and" Goose and Duck" by Jean Craighead George. Whether drawing human or animal characters, Priscilla always likes to include some humor.
    Review quote
    Starred Review, School Library Journal, February 1, 2012: "The book will raise readers' awareness of backyard food chains and encourage some students to try gardening themselves." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2011: "Zoehfeld's latest is a wonderfully informative and enjoyable journey through one family's backyard garden, from spring planting to fall harvest. Covering a dazzling array of topics, the author still manages to hold onto a story line that will draw readers in and allow them to experience both the good and the bad right along with narrator Alice. Sure to become a standard go-to for elementary teachers and gardeners alike, this is bound to spark some backyard explorations." Booklist, March 15, 2012: "A natural for young gardeners, this picture book is also an appealing addition to classroom units on food chains." Publishers Weekly, January 9, 2012: "Filled with humorous, cozy, and informative details. This intimate portrait of a single garden points to how all ecosystems are connected."