Wait, rest, pause : dormancy in nature

by Atkins, Marcie Flinchum,

Format: Print Book 2020
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If you were dormant / waiting out the cold, the dry, the heat / you would pause.

Captivating photos of animals accompany simple, engaging text to explain dormancy in nature. This highly curricular book teaches young readers about different kinds of dormancy and which animals do what. Featuring creatures like ladybugs, chickadees, squirrels, and even alligators, this book won't put curious kids to sleep!

"A refreshingly original exploration of a physical process both common and important in the natural world."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There are different types of dormancy among plants and animals, with hibernation as possibly the most familiar form. Atkins explores how trees, insects, mammals, reptiles, birds, and even invertebrates pause and rest in response to changes in the seasons. In spare, rhythmic language, she describes first the process of entering dormancy and then of waking up. She uses varying patterns in her descriptions, which are illustrated with vivid photographs in an appealing layout with good use of white space and varying fonts. The text is deceptively simple; Atkins expresses the nuances among the different groups, unifying them with the all-purpose phrase ""you would pause,"" since dormancy can last for an entire season or a few hours. A detailed description of the differences in dormancy is at the end, followed by books and websites for further reading and research. This title could be incorporated into a class in many ways, such as a read aloud, an introduction to a science unit, or a thematic unit about seasons.--Donna Scanlon Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dormancy (Biology) -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- Wintering -- Juvenile literature.
Hibernation -- Juvenile literature.
Diapause -- Juvenile literature.
Animal behavior -- Juvenile literature.
Dormancy (Biology)
Animals -- Wintering.
Animals -- Habits and behavior.
Instructional and educational works.
Readers (Publications)
Publisher Minneapolis, MN :2020
Audience Ages 4-9; K to Grade 3.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781541561922
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