The Brook Book : Exploring the Smallest Streams
A babbling brook may seem peaceful on the surface, but look closer--it's full of life! A crayfish pokes among the pebbles for food. A salamander sits on a smooth stone. Over there, a small catfish darts around in a slow pool. Acclaimed naturalist and author Jim Arnosky offers this informative guide--a field trip in book form--to brooks and streams that is perfectly pitched to young explorers and scientists. Through simple, respectful language and lively, engaging illustrations, readers are encouraged to touch and discover--instilling a lifelong appreciation for the natural world.
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 220.98 x 281.94 x 12.7mm | 362.87g
- 25 Apr 2012
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- E P Dutton & Co Inc
- New York, United States
- Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, color
About Jim Arnosky
Jim Arnosky is well known for his "keen observations of nature and his fine artistic talent" (School Library Journal). He has written and illustrated many children's books. "Otters Under Water" was called "first-rate natural history for the youngest" by Kirkus Reviews (pointer review), and School Library Journal wrote that in it "each of his creatures exhibits a distinct individualism." "Every Autumn Comes the Bear" was called "vibrant, translucent and strikingly composed" by Publishers Weekly, and Booklist wrote "Arnosky's radiant pictures have a dazzling sense of pattern and composition . . . and a sense of mystery. A beautiful, imaginative, and informative approach." School Library Journal said of "Rabbits & Raindrops," "Perfect for story-time or lap-time reading, this book will give children a feeling of security and contentment." Jim Arnosky and his family live on a twenty-acre farm in Vermont. copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.