Item description for Baby Animals (See More Readers, Level 1) by Seymour Simon & Chronicle Books...
Overview Provides an easy-to-read overview of baby animals and their new world around them.
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Studio: Chronicle Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Chronicle Books
ISBN 1587171716 ISBN13 9781587171710 UPC 765145118156
Availability 0 units.
More About Seymour Simon & Chronicle Books
Seymour Simon, whom the NY Times called "the dean of [children’s science] writers," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books (many of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association). His free, educational children’s app, SCIENCE FUN TO GO, debuted in the Top 10 of all free children’s apps in the Amazon App store, and features in-app purchase of original Seymour Simon eBooks for iPhone/iTouch/iPad and Android devices.
Seymour Simon’s website is a unique online destination designed to engage children in reading, writing, and interacting with Seymour and his books, as well as to provide families and educators with a rich array of resources designed to enhance their children’s reading experience. In 2011, the website was named an Official Honoree in the Personal Blog/Website category in The 15th Annual Webby Awards, the only child-targeted website to win in the category.
The website provides free downloads of a wealth of materials for educators, homeschoolers and parents to use with his books, including 4-page Teacher Guides for all 28 of his Collins/Smithsonian photo essay books. The site also provides multiple resources for kids writing book reports or wanting to explore the online Science Dictionary. Classrooms and school librarians use the popular Seymour Science blog to stay up with science news, and to discuss and comment on current topics.
Seymour Simon’s books encourage children to enjoy the world around them through learning and discovery, and by making science fun. He has introduced tens of millions of children to a staggering array of subjects; one prominent science education specialist described Simon’s books as "extraordinary examples of expository prose." Simon taught science and creative writing in elementary and secondary schools and was chair of the science department at a junior high school in the New York City public school system before leaving to become a full-time writer. "I haven’t really given up teaching," he says, "and I suppose I never will, not as long as I keep writing and talking to kids around the country and the world."
Seymour Simon currently resides in Long Island, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Baby Animals (See More Readers, Level 1)?
Ask me a question! Nov 23, 2007
Seymour Simon has written over 200 science books written at children's various levels of reading skills. Baby Animals is Level 1 for beginning readers. But I am here to tell you it is not beginning readers who love Simon's books--it is pre-readers. I am a librarian for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds who love his books. They love the pictures, yes, but they love the information. I will read each page, then we talk about the content. Afterwards, I hold a short quiz which they love. A baby horse is called...A Foal! A puppy is born...Blind! Who does a duckling follow after it is born...The first thing it sees! How big is a baby rabbit at birth...That big (holding up fingers). It is amazing to behold!
As a side note: Simon works with a reading specialist and finds all the photographs from professionals to whom he gives credit. That is a great deal of work. Hats off to you, Mr. Simon, and all your 200-plus books!
Nice first reader with beautiful photographs Apr 14, 2006
The first thing that grabs the reader are the pictures: as with all Seymour Simon books, the photographs in "Baby Animals" are marvelous. The appealing subject of baby animals is written for very beginning readers, but it provides interesting information even at that level (great for my son who was not a big fan of Bob Books and the like). The tear-out (perforated card stock) "trading cards" at the back of the book were a fun addition.
Not quite the best book in the series (the one on firefighting comes to mind as one with more information and more appeal to my son at least), but still quite enjoyable.