Butternut Hollow Pond is an ecological study disguised as a beautiful
picture book. The text and illustrations showcase a typical temperate pond
of the eastern United States and the diverse wealth of organisms that thrive there.
Through five time frames, from dawn to darkness, young readers will experience
the interdependence of life forms in terms of food chains, food webs, and
the ecological niches that each organism occupies. The detailed depiction
of this simple pond in words andwatercolors will lead to an understanding
of it not just as a rich and thriving world unto itself but as an integral piece
of the fabric that binds all living things on our planet.
- "Heinz fills this nature drama with action and sensory-loaded language
that pulls children in as no science textbook can, as Marstall's realistic
watercolor illustrations offer a lovely window to observe the diverse
ecosystem. An excellent resource for the science curriculum."
Starred Review - Booklist
- Named Outstanding Children's Science Trade Book
by the National Science Teachers Association
& the Children's Book Council
Brian Heinz, 1 Sylvan Drive, Wading River, NY 11792 - Phone & Fax: (631) 929-8148 email: Brian@brianheinz.com
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