Mad About Minibeasts! Paperback – 6 Oct 2011
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A brilliantly bouncy rhyme (Sunday Express)
Noisy, rhyming, creepy-crawly fun (Bookseller)
This is a fabulously fun and wonderfully rhyming book (Little Fiction Fascination)
Simple, cheerful and humorous rhymes...great fun to read together and also make a good introduction to learning about the world around us. (Booktrust)
The facts are basic and simple but accurately presented in a light-hearted way using big, bold illustrations and humorous rhymes. A lovely book. (Carousel)
An explosion of noisy, rhyming creepy-crawly fun. (Bookseller)
A brilliantly bouncy rhyme about butterflies, beetles and all the slimiest creatures. (Sunday Express)
This brilliantly bouncy beast-filled romp takes readers on a colourful journey. (Red House Children's Book Award)
Big, bold illustrations and humorous rhymes. (Carousel)
Simple, cheerful and humorous rhymes... great fun to read together, and also makes a good introduction to learning about the world around us. (booktrust)
This is a fabulously fun and wonderfully rhyming book. * * * * * (Little Fiction Fascination)
Rhyming creepy-crawly fun from the creators of Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean.See all Product Description
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Teachers - Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz are well known in the early years for their stories commotion in the ocean, giraffes cant dance rumble in the jungle. This book forms a part of a fantastic series including mad about: mega beasts, dinosaurs etc. These would work fab with the 'sing it up.org' songs about mini beasts.
Themes: mini beasts, nature, caring for the environment and animals, habitats (water, air, underground), changes.
> Children could explore what habitats each of the mini beasts live in - this could involves sorting the animals into water, air and underground on a visual.
> Children could discuss which is their favourite mini beast. For older children they could write about their mini beast.
> Children could create a fact file on their chosen mini beast using technology and other books.
> Children could use paint to make a symmetrical butterfly on paper by folding it over. This could link to doubling in maths!
> Children could draw the mini beats focusing on their patterns e.g. the stripy bee. The key words could be written around the image.
> Children could care for one of the mini beasts e.g. the class could have one of the grow your own butterfly kits and they could over time observe it changing from a caterpillar to eventually a butterfly.
> Children could compare the mini beasts and categorise them - which have wings? how many legs do they have?
> In PE children could move like the animals e.g. slither like a slimy slug, or roll their bodies up into a shell like a snails shell.
Simple, short informative sentences on each bug, and interesting facts delivered in a fun way.
The book is much bigger then I imagined so an added bonus, for engaging a group of children.
All the images are clear and colourful, making it a friendly introduction to minibeasts in a gentle and fun way (especially for the reluctant child who is maybe not so keen on certain bugs).
Highly recommended for younger children and I think suitable up to about age 6.
The book has lovely little poems in about each creature, is colourful and has renewed our two year olds love of insects. She now loves to go around the garden pointing out the insects from the book. Would recomend.
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Another lovely book by this author, beautifully illustrated. My 3 year old wants this read to him night after night and he knew all the animals within a couple of days.Published 1 month ago by Debbie1423