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The Resource Desert food chains, Katie Kawa

Desert food chains, Katie Kawa

Label
Desert food chains
Title
Desert food chains
Statement of responsibility
Katie Kawa
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Review
(The following is a combined review for Backyard Food Chains; Desert Food Chains; Forest Food Chains; Meadow Food Chains; Pond Food Chains; Tide Pool Food Chains; and ) Gr 2 – 4 — Covering the same concepts in similar, often identical, language these surveys describe the places in selected food chains and webs that producers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and decomposers occupy. Specific examples change from volume to volume, at least, and though the illustrations are a bit staid, the quality of the photography is excellent. But efforts to simplify the overall picture for younger readers result in misleading statements, such as the confusingly unamplified qualification in Pond Food Chains that algae "aren't actually plants." Characterizing red algae in Tide Pool Food Chains as "plantlike organisms," again without explanation, is no real improvement. Likewise, visual simplification causes inconsistencies in the summary food web charts. VERDICT Angela's Royston's simpler Food Chains and Webs (Heinemann, 2014) for the lower ranges of the intended audience, and PowerKids' own 2002 "Library of Food Chains and Food Webs" for the upper, are better alternatives. --John Peters (Reviewed April 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 4, p88)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10428486
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kawa, Katie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.D4
LC item number
K39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Exploring food chains and food webs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Desert ecology
  • Food chains (Ecology)
  • Deserts
Target audience
primary
Label
Desert food chains, Katie Kawa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Time to eat! -- Life in the desert -- Finding water -- What's photosynthesis? -- Eating desert plants -- Hunting in the desert -- They'll eat anything! -- Desert decomposers -- A desert food web -- Food chains in action
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
24 pages
Isbn
9781499400908
Lccn
2014035479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o890799187
  • (OCoLC)890799187
Label
Desert food chains, Katie Kawa
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Time to eat! -- Life in the desert -- Finding water -- What's photosynthesis? -- Eating desert plants -- Hunting in the desert -- They'll eat anything! -- Desert decomposers -- A desert food web -- Food chains in action
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
24 pages
Isbn
9781499400908
Lccn
2014035479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o890799187
  • (OCoLC)890799187

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