Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna (Paperback)
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Learning becomes fun with this book about the Africa savanna! In Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna, amazing artwork will inspire children in classrooms and at home to appreciate ecology, environment and the world around us!
The perfect habitat book for kids, Over in the Grasslands teaches early learners about the animals of South Africa, and doubles as a fun, interactive, counting book for kids.
Come along on a safari! You'll meet lions and rhinos and hipposâ€”oh, my! You'll also find elephants that squirt, giraffes that slurp, and hornbills that toot. Africa's savanna is home to a delightful diversity of animals. Kids will love to sing about themâ€”and practice counting animals, too! Cut paper illustrations add to the discovery, highlighting some animals and hiding others. Safaris are fun! Information about the animals, a map of Africa, and tips from both the author and the illustrator on how to use this book with children round out a very helpful package.
Parents, teachers, gift givers, and many others will find:
- backmatter that includes further information about the African savanna and the animals of that live in the grasslands
- Music and song lyrics to "Over in the Grasslands: sung to the tune "Over in the Meadow"!
- a book for young readers learning to count!
About the Author
Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life as a teacher, children's theater director and children's librarian. She knows how much children enjoy "interactive" stories and is the author of many entertaining and educational picture books that make a child's learning relevant. Reading, music, theater, gardening, and cooking have been a constant in Marianne's life. Her books are inspired by her love of nature. Marianne hopes to open kids' eyes to the magic found in our natural world. She now writes full time. An energetic presenter at schools and conferences, Marianne believes that "hands on" learning is fun. Her website is www.MarianneBerkes.com.
Jill Dubin's whimsical art has appeared in over 30 children's books. Her cut paper illustrations reflect her interest in combining color, pattern and texture. She grew up in Yonkers, New York, and graduated from Pratt Institute. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia, including two dogs that do very little but with great enthusiasm.