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1. William Wegman Puppies
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2. Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal
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3. Something Permanent
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4. Dog Food
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5. The Butterfly Alphabet
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6. Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems
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7. On the Day You Were Born: A Photo
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8. Baby Food
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9. The Kids' Guide to Digital Photography
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10. Photography Guide For Kids
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11. Seen and Heard: Teenagers Talk
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12. Skins
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13. Earth From Above for Young Readers
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14. Harvest Year
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15. Photo by Brady : A Picture of
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16. Chameleon Chameleon
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18. My Fabulous Life in Pictures
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19. More Reptiles Up Close
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20. Wild Babies

1. William Wegman Puppies
by William Wegman
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Asin: 0786803207
Catlog: Book (1997-10-15)
Publisher: Hyperion
Sales Rank: 152497
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Widely respected for his stunningly astute observations of dogs (more specifically, of the majestic Weimaraner), William Wegman once again dazzles with Puppies. Here Wegman chronicles three generations of Weimaraners with his insightful commentary and exceptional photography. Wegman's love for his dogs is expressed in every photograph and in every line of his awe-filled text. Speaking about his second Weimaraner, Fay, the author says, "She looked like she had wandered out of a Rousseau painting. Those luminous yellow eyes."

Fay's radiance inspired Wegman to greater creative depths: he began dressing her up to appear almost human, a common theme in his photographs. Fay starred in many Wegman titles, including ABC and Cinderella. It is Fay's children, and later her grandchildren, who take the center stage in William Wegman's Puppies. Wegman's photographs are, as always, astonishing, capturing the beauty and individualism of each puppy. He labels his photographs with humorous bylines: a puppy sitting in a planter is labeled "Pup Pot." The exceptional physique of the Weimaraner becomes more pronounced as the puppies grow; at two weeks, the puppies are almost extraterrestrial in appearance, with large ears and wrinkled skins. But they are still exquisite, and the photos capture every expression and posture. Wegman has the utmost respect for his dogs, and his subjects are in turn fully content and relaxed in the presence of their photographer. Wegman has the ability to draw us exceptionally close to his dogs, and this wonderful collection captures the true spirit and beauty of the Weimaraner. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars William Wegman's Wonderful Weimeraners
William Wegman is one of America's most important photographers,and Puppies is a wonderful,dear,sweet,happy and tragic book,all at the same time. Wegman's reputation may be in photography,but this beautiful book of photos proves that he is a great storyteller as well. Not only is it a picture book,it is a touching storybook of the lives of his beloved dogs. Sometimes that love gives me the creeps,but of course,I have never lived with dogs. Cats,on the other hand... A great book,get it!

4-0 out of 5 stars Very cute book, great for puppie lovers
I picked up this book the other day, and It is by far the cutest out of all the Wegman books. You always see the full grown dogs in his prints, but this book puts together the puppies. There is a touching/nice story to follow from page to page, that gives meaning on to why he chose dogs to photograph, and how much they mean to him. The photo's are very cute, and it is a simple book, nice for children. I love Wegman's work, and this one is just plain cute, a change from his fashion prints with all the costumes, this book just takes a look at the puppies, plain and simple. ^^
The only thing I wish, is that there was a bigger showcase of pictures.

5-0 out of 5 stars A love story in pictures and words. Wonderful bedside book.
There isn't much to say about this loving photo essay except that the photos are wonderful and peaceful, and the prose engaging. I like to have the Wegman books near my bed for when I am wound up and unable to sleep. They are very calming and sweet. I always appreciate the deep respect and love Wegman displays toward his dogs, in both his prose and photographic work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cute stories, great pictures!
Wegman fans will truly enjoy this light reading, picture book. The puppies are adorable. Actually, I'm not even that much of a fan of his work but this book appeals.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wegman Delights with His Puppies yet again...
One of the greatest pop culture references of the late 1900's has to be William Wegman's puppies. These images resound with character and delighted me (and I'm a cat lover!). ... Read more


2. Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal Book)
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
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Asin: 0395861624
Catlog: Book (1998-09-28)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Sales Rank: 1620
Average Customer Review: 4.54 out of 5 stars
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Most children are captivated by snow, but how many go on to make it theirlifework? This beautiful biography, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, tells the true story of a Vermont farm boy who was mesmerized by snowflakes. Wilson Bentley was fascinated by the six-sided frozen phenomena, and once he acquired a microscope with a camera, his childhood preoccupation took on a more scientific leaning. Bentley spent his life taking countless exquisite photographs (many that are still used in nature photography today), examining the tiny crystals and their delicate, mathematical structures. Jacqueline Briggs Martin tells this tale with simple, graceful prose that will engage children's imaginations. Edifying and snowflake-scattered sidebars offer more information about Bentley's methods and snowflake science. The artwork of Mary Azarian, whose 19th-century hand-press illustrations decorate the charming Barn Cat,shines once again in Snowflake Bentley, with woodcuts that reveal an appreciation for detail as well as for the man who loved snow. The lovely illustrations and equally fresh text will inspire and comfort youngsters (and grownups too) who wish they could capture snowflakes all year long. (Ages 4 to 8) --Brangien Davis ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Snowflake Bentley
I really enjoyed reading the story of Snowflake Bentley. Jacqueline Briggs Martin does an excellent job of telling the accomplishments of Willian Bentley in a way that is exciting and entertaining to children. Snow brings much excitment to all children, they love playing in it and sledding so to read about a man who dedicated his life to snowflakes is fascinating. This story shows how hard Wilson Bentley worked to show the world what he loved. This story gives a great example to children, the kids see that with hard work you can accomplish whatever you want. Snowflake Bentley is not like any biography I have read before, it gives justice to William Bentley's accomplishments but written in a story like form that will interests the children. The facts on the side of each page are a great additive of information as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars The story of Wilson Bentley and snowflakes.
This children's book, illustrated by Mary Azarian, won the 1999 Caldecott Medal for best illustrations in a book for children. It is the story of Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931) of Jericho, Vermont, who had a passion for studying snowflakes. Having developed a technique for photographing snowflakes, he spent years collecting and giving lectures in the midst of running his farm: a true farmer-scientist. He even wrote a text called Snow Crystals. He noted the six sidedness of most crystals and a few three-sided. One wonders what he would have said upon hearing that some researchers in the late 1990s had found two identical snowflakes since he had never been able to find two that were alike. This book is a celebration not only of the man but of our love and interest in the natural world. Children will enjoy this book with its magnificent woodcuts immensely.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book & idea -- throw a Snowflake Bentley party!
My son (7) thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was his first biography and he was very interested to learn about the farmer-scientist who loved snow. We were lucky enough to attend a Family Day at the National Museum of American History (Wash DC) where the author read the story and told the gathered families about writing, editing and publishing a book. The museum staff then had snowflake & microscope activities for children to enjoy.

My son was so inspired and excited by the story and the day's events that he suggested, when reading the book in mid January, that we throw a "Snowflake Bentley" party. We picked Feb 9th, Wilson Bentley's birthday, and invited all the neighborhood kids over. A couple of parents read the book and then kids either cut out or painted snowflakes. We had a copy of Wilson Bentley's book available so they could see all the different snowflakes he photographed. We ate cake decorated in a snowflake pattern.

It was a great way to share this wonderful book. Many of the kids requested to borrow the book afterwards.

4-0 out of 5 stars Snowflake Bentley
...I chose Snowflake Bentley for my Caldecott Presentation in Childrens Literature. This book gives children a rich history lesson in a personal and meaningful way. It helps children to become better acquainted with a important person and learn the reasoning behind what he was interested in. The book also gives little facts on the sides of every page which are interesting to look over. I recommend this book for children and parents to read to their children.

2-0 out of 5 stars How do they figure the Caldecott Award?
Of all the children's books I have borrowed/read, this has to be one of the best bedtime stories. I was yawning by page two, and I wasn't even tired. My daughter was looking around the room & sighing while I read it. Do the Caldecott judges keep children in mind when they award these books?

While I can appreciate the idea of living your dream, no matter the cost, the "tale" itsself was drawn out, boring and choppy. The story could have been told & illustrated with *much* more whimsy, for such an interesting fellow/life. I can imagine what a great book this could have been. ... Read more


3. Something Permanent
by Cynthia Rylant
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Asin: 0152770909
Catlog: Book (1994-05-13)
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Sales Rank: 101239
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The photographs of Walker Evans tell stories of ordinary people living in America in the extraordinary time of the Great Depression. Cynthia Rylant’s poetry about the photographs offers a new voice in the telling, celebrating the beauty of life lived in extreme circumstances.
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5-0 out of 5 stars The combo of poetry/photos will make your heart ache.
Walker Evans' photos speak volumes without any poetry alongside them but Cynthia Rylant did a superb job of complementing the photos with her gritty observations. I bought this book several years ago and have read it numerous times since. Just looking at his brutally honest snapshots of the hard times (supposedly) gone by was worth the books' price but just as you think you've absorbed all the beauty his photographs hold, you look over to read her accompanying poem and your heart aches a little more! This book is beautiful and moving - there are really no other words to describe it! It truly makes one relate to and hurt for the suffering/troubles of the people in the photos. And, one should always keep in mind, just because the photos were taken so long ago doesn't mean there aren't still people in the grip of poverty (& classism, suffering, depression, etc.) just as badly as the people whose images were captured in Evans' photos so many years ago. I've not really done that great a job explaining just how moving this book is but I guarantee you'll find it both gripping and touching and you'll laugh, cry, and get angry. Definitely a classic worth adding to your library!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book!
Though they are simple and black and white, I found the photographs by Walker Evans to be fascinating. Cynthia Rylant's poetry adds depth to the photographs in this interesting look at the Depression era. I recommend this book. ... Read more


4. Dog Food
by Saxton Freymann, Joost Elffers
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Asin: 0439110165
Catlog: Book (2002-09-01)
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Sales Rank: 22281
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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If you think living, breathing puppies are cute, wait until you see thisfabulous book of photographs of fruit-and-vegetable dogs. Yes, Saxton Freymannand Joost Elffers (Play with Your Food, How Are You Peeling?, One Lonely Seahorse) are back,with one of their best efforts to date. Not only are the doggies themselvesendearing and clever (the broccoli-tufted French poodle is pure genius), but thewordplay and visual punch lines are terrific as well. "Chilly dog," crafted froma potato, shivers next to a mushroom snowman. "Dog bowl," contrary to what youmight envision, is a dog made out of a radish, with a black olive on its paw,poised to topple banana-tip bowling pins. "Dog catcher," reveals a jalapeñodachshund catching a squash Frisbee in midair. "Let sleeping dogs lie" you say?There they are, sleepy, sleepy banana peel dogs at the end. The eye-poppingendpapers showcase the entire kennel of creations on a bright turquoisebackground. This immensely appealing book will be irresistible to almost anyhuman, but dog (and produce) lovers will sprout wings and zoom skyward. (Ages 4to 104) --Karin Snelson ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A new twist on pet food...
Some of Freymann's doggie creations are much better than others, but this entire book is filled with very creative food sculptures of man's best friend. I showed the book to my friend's little boy and he was completely creeped out by it, so I don't think this is a book that should be given to very young children. Adults who have a whimsical sense of humor will definitely enjoy it (and you'll never look at a banana the same way after reading this book!).

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing - every dog lover should have this book!
This is the cutest book ever! I just received it for my birthday. I brought it in to my work and showed a few co-workers; everyone wanted to know where I got it. It just makes you smile every time you flip through the pages. Very original. A must have for young and old alike!

5-0 out of 5 stars Doggone Good.....
Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers are playing with their food again, and you'll never look at fruits and vegetables in quite the same way. After great success with How Are You Peeling, One Lonely Sea Horse, and Gus and Button, Elffers and Freymann have moved on to the dog house with a kennel full of edible surprises. Each bright and fun-filled page features doggy phrases and expressions... dog tired, let sleeping dogs lie, puppy love, doggy bag, dog eat dog, dog tag... accompanied by creatively constructed canines made entirely from fruits and vegetables. Take a look at "dog bowl" as an expressive, red radish dog complete with black olive ball on his paw gets ready to knock down banana pins, or "chilly dog" where a shivering hound made from a potato stands next to a mushroom snowman. With a marvelous parade of the entire canine cast on the endpapers, and a list of ingredients included on the back cover, Dog Food is a captivating and humorous feast for the eyes, and just perfect for dog lovers of all ages.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delicious Book!
This book is wonderful and so entertaining! The pictures are really amazing and the captions are very clever. Everyone I've showed it to has loved it, and if you are a dog lover, it's a must! ... Read more


5. The Butterfly Alphabet
by Kjell B. Sandved
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Asin: 0439079470
Catlog: Book (1999-07-01)
Publisher: Scholastic
Sales Rank: 50601
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"One day many years ago, as I was looking through a microscope at atropical moth, to my surprise I noticed a tiny, perfect letter Fhidden on the wing. I was astounded and wondered if I could find other letters. Perhaps I could even find the entire alphabet in the wings of butterflies and moths! I decided that I was going to be the first to try."

So wrote Kjell B. Sandved in his introduction to The Butterfly Alphabet. Little did he know that it would take him more than 25 years, with visits to more than 30 countries, to discover and photograph all the letters of the alphabet in butterfly wings. This glorious book is the fruit of his labors. On each spread, you'll find a picture of the whole butterfly or moth and its common name, with a full-page, full-color close-up on theadjacent pageof the letter on the creature's tiny wing scales. A gentle poem accompanies the flight from A to Z as well: "On wingsaloft acrossthe skies-- / An alphabet of butterflies. / Each butterfly in secret brings / A letter hidden in its wings." A few butterfly basics and a glossary of the species featured in the book close this fascinating, loving, photographic ode to the order Lepidoptera. (Ages 4 to 104) --Karin Snelson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Much more than an alphabet book; truly for butterfly lovers
I first thought this book was an alphabet book for young children, such as to help teach them the alphabet. This is more like a book that would be kept on a coffee table by an adult that adores butterflies. I still love it despite my misconception!

This is an amazing work. The author is actually a nature photographer who accidentially noticed that some patterns on butterfly's wings are shaped like letters of the English alphabet while looking at the wings under a microscope. He then took very close photographs of the "letters". He then went around the world hoping to find each of the 26 letters in our alphabet; this journey took 25 years. Now that is a labor of love!

The end result is this: on the left side of the page is a full color photo of the entire butterfly. One sentence describing butterflies with one of the words beginning with that letter of the alphabet is written in very poetic language that would be most appreciated by adults or anyone who enjoys poetry. Note that the featured letter is written in capital only and in script style so this is of no use to preschoolers who need to see both capital and lower case letters in PRINT. The name of the butterfly is then given. On the right side of the page is a huge photograph of the close up that shows the pattern on the wings that looks just like the featured letter of the alphabet.

Incredible! Interesting!

This would be of interest to anyone who is interested in butterflies. Possibly a good tool to show when introducing microscopes and what they can reveal and also when teaching about butterflies and science/nature.

4-0 out of 5 stars Butterflies!
This is a beautiful work for anyone who loves butterflies. I often pick it up and browse its pages, admiring the beauty in nature. It can be read and reread numerous times. The photographs are wonderful, and the idea is ingenious! ... Read more


6. Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People
by Jane Yolen, Jason Stemple
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Asin: 1590781724
Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Sales Rank: 222510
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Poetic and Photographic Feast
Yolen and Stemple have created a visual feast in their, "Color Me A Rhyme." As usual, Jane Yolen's poetry is excellent, but what sold me on the book were the amazing photographic layouts of natural images in green, grey, orange, purple....Each two page spread in the book has a Jane Yolen poem about the featured color, other names for the color (for white: chalk, snow, alabaster and bone), a literary quote about the color, and at least two lovely juxtaposed photos. You have to see the book to really appreciate its gorgeous layouts. This book would be excellent in the early grades, where teaching concepts is emphasized, or when teaching creative writing. Kids could all write their own color poems. I also think young artists would enjoy the varieties of color represented in the volume. How many kids know the varieties of blue? Some of its names are lovely and mysterious--cerulean, sapphire, azure and turquoise. Let them experience these colors in this fine book. ... Read more


7. On the Day You Were Born: A Photo Journal
by Debra Frasier
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Asin: 0152021728
Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Sales Rank: 153698
Average Customer Review: 4.54 out of 5 stars
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Inspired by Debra Frasier's enormously popular On the Day You Were Born, thischarming photo journal invites families to celebrate the arrival of their lovedone into the natural world. A star-spangled blue sky, crossed by a swath ofsunshine yellow with gold birds, introduces the reader to "the very first dayyou arrived." Baby's picture and name go right in the middle of all the cheeryyellow. Turn the page: "You were born on the round planet Earth. Was it day, orwas it night?" is printed with another space for a picture and a line to writethe date and time of birth against the backdrop of more starry sky with that oldblue and green globe plopped in the middle and a figure of a child frolickingacross the ocean. On another page, the jubilant child dances across a beach: "Onthe day you were born waves washed the beaches clean for your footprints. Howlittle were your fingers? How tiny were your toes?"

By adding eight photographs and filling in a few details, parents can create avery special journal for their child, rejoicing together in all the naturalwonders of the universe. Here is an ideal gift for the new parents with avibrant connection to nature. --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Radiant and moving
"On the day you were born a forest of tall trees collected the Sun's light in their leaves, where, in silent mystery, they made oxygen for you to breathe..." Radiant and moving, it doesn't get much better than this explaining what went on in the Universe the day your child was born. A book that I highly recommend. A child will feel and know that they are a significant part of Universe. A beautiful book to give as a gift.Although this book is recommended for the 4-8 group, a child of 12 months will be fascinated and held captive with this book and grow along with the book.This is a beautiful book celebrating the joy and wonder when a child is born. It describes how everyone, from animals to people to Earth itself, celebrated when 'you'were born. A child can't help but feel loved and very special when this book is read to them. And the parent, who is reading the book, can't help but realize how wonderful bring a new baby into the world really is. This is an ideal gift for a family when a child is born.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book will make parents cry and toddlers read.
Any parent who has read this book will tell you that it can move you to tears. What makes this an outstanding book is that it uses science in a magical way. It is an inclusive book -- regardless of one's values and the place of religion in one's family life, this book fits in neatly. Since it does not make relationship associations, it can be read to children whether they are your birth child, adopted, foster child, grandchild, godchild or friend. The tone of the text provides positive affirmation of a person's individuality. It is written for babies, but can apply to everyone regardless of age. It does not condescend, either by tone or language. The use of paper illustrations with their clean, bold lines and colors captures and holds my 18-month-old daughter's attention every time we read it, making it easy for her to point out various shapes and objects. It is easy to read this one many times without becoming tedious. I applaud Debra Frasier for her effective celebration of life. If you are a book giver, and looking for a gift for a new baby, or even a toddler, this is an excellent choice. Or even if you are a grandparent, or just have small children visit you, what an excellent addition to your own library this book will be.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for Birthday tradition
I received this book for the birth of my first son almost 5 years ago. It was put on the shelf until his first birthday...when I read it to him at bedtime for the first time. I was moved to tears. He was captivated by the pictures as well. We have read it to him at bedime on every birthday and it has become an important family tradition. We started the tradition with our younger son as well. I look forward to it every year. My son loved it so much by the time he was 3 years old that he started requesting it all the time. And tonight, my youngest second birthday, he sat and stared at the beautiful pages without one squirm (which is unheard of around here). It is a wonderful gift!

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is horrible!!!!
Not for toddlers at all!! This book uses way too many big words, it's hard to read, the words just don't flow easily. I thought this book would be much more entertaining for toddlers but it isn't.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
This is actually my favorite book in our children's private collection. At first I was not too thrilled with the pictures but over time they have grown on me...now they seem just perfect for the story. I noticed some reviews down the book because they feel it is too advanced for the age range suggeted; I personally disagree. In my opinion it is never too early to impart knowledge to our children. I particularly like that it involves the child in the story line so that they ASK what these things mean. I am surprised to see some (very few, yet some none the less) feel so differently about the book but I wanted to post in defense of the book because I feel it really is a true treasure. (Not that it really needed it at 4 1/2 stars...I just think it is 5 star worthy!) I also noticed one reader refer to the text as freakish. Wow! I am still trying to figure out how the text could be seen in that light!

The intire book is full of text such as:

On the day you were born the moon pulled on the ocean below, and, wave by wave, a rising tide washed the beaches clean for your footprints...
...while far out at sea clouds swelled with water drops, sailed to shore on a wind, and rained you a welcome across the Earth's green lands.

I have never seen science explained in such a way for a small child and I think it was HIGH TIME!

I just LOVE this book, and quite frankly, so do my 2 kids age 2 and 4! ... Read more


8. Baby Food
by Saxton Freyman, Joost Elffers, Saxton Freymann
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Asin: 0439110173
Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Sales Rank: 24186
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Imagine a lamb with a cauliflower body. A baby mouse made of radishes. Ayellow-pepper bunny and a lemon bear cub. Yes, Saxton Freymann and JoostElffers--the creators of How Are YouPeeling?, DogFood, and more--are back, this time constructing baby animalsout of fruits and vegetables. Each page featuresa crisp photograph of an adorable baby creature creatively crafted fromproduce, contrasted with a bold, solid-color backdrop, and identified byname (puppy, kitten, baby alligator, etc.). Children will learn theunusual names of various baby animals (kangaroo joey, seal pup,spiderling, owlet) while they're giggling at the notion of an onionkitten or potato duckling. You'd have to be made of a very hardvegetable indeed to deny the charms of a tiny peanut owl or a kiwimonkey. Irresistible! (Baby to preschool) --Karin Snelson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lover of kid's books
If you love the humor of How are you Peeling? you are't going to be able to resist the adorable baby animals in this book. I plan on buying this book for all future babyshowers and 1st birthdays. ... Read more


9. The Kids' Guide to Digital Photography : How to Shoot, Save, Play With & Print Your Digital Photos
by Jenni Bidner, Jen Bidner
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Asin: 1579906044
Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Lark
Sales Rank: 58911
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Digital photography is hot, and kids want to get in on the fun. This comprehensive instructional guide, created especially for youngsters, tells them exactly what they need to know to capture those birthday parties, school events, sleepovers, and family vacations. Every important question gets an easy-to-understand answer: What’s a pixel? What is resolution and why does it matter? How can I make computers, scanners, and printers work with my camera? Children will get creative with software that alters and enhances images, and learn new ways to add text, adjust color and brightness, and change a background. Fifteen appealing projects, from turning snapshots into puzzles to crafting unique CD covers, photo magnets, and digital scrapbooks, make this a no-brainer for the budding photographer.
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10. Photography Guide For Kids
by Neil L. Johnson
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Asin: 0792263707
Catlog: Book (2001-05-01)
Publisher: National Geographic
Sales Rank: 12850
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11. Seen and Heard: Teenagers Talk About Their Lives
by Mary Motley Kalergis
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Asin: 1556708343
Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Sales Rank: 325910
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Part of what is hard about being a teenager is that it seems like you're alone with your feelings and that no one else has ever worried about, hoped for, or dreaded the same things in the same, painful way. Struggling teens (and parents who can't get their kids to talk to them) will take comfort in these first-person stories from young people. Mary Motley Kalergis (Mother: A Collective Portrait and With This Ring: A Portrait of Marriage) photographed and interviewed 51 young Americans representing a wide spectrum of interests and experiences for this enlightening book. They include a farmer's son and a recent immigrant from Mexico, kids from small towns and the daughter of famous parents. There are poets, baton twirlers, football stars, and skateboarders. Yet, presented by Kalgeris' sympathetic lens and pen, these seemingly dissimilar subjects reveal that there is, perhaps, a universal mood to the years between childhood and maturity: heartbreaking earnestness. Given the opportunity, even the most rebellious of the book's subjects admits he lies awake worrying at night, because he is "getting a little bit scared" about the future. "I want to be as fearlessly honest as I can while I'm alive," another of the interviewees declares.

This book would make a terrific tool for opening communication between adults and young people. As playwright and actor Sam Shepard says in his foreword: "This generation of kids may simply be more honest and courageous than the one I belonged to during my adolescence." Surely this is reason enough to find out what they're thinking. --Maria Dolan ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars thank you mary.
As a particpant in the book, I was honored and grateful to have my story chosen to be shared with America. The experience was a wonderful carthartic one and allows me to have a published transcript and picture of exactly who I was at age 14, a person I am so different from now at age 20. Mary Kalergis has the wonderful ability to draw out things from people with her photographs, to divulge the deepest secrets of their hearts with her lens, to lock a single moment in time with one shot. Seen and Heard is a true snapshot of what it was like to be a young American growing up at the turn of the 21 century. I will treasure my signed copy forever.

5-0 out of 5 stars Intelligent, poignant, and to the heart . . .
"Seen and Heard..." is a book that every adult should have to either remind themselves of what it is like to be a teenager or to be able to take ten steps back and help them evaluate/relate with their own children. This book gives an intelligent and insightful look into the drama of the life and thoughts of American teenagers in this particular generation.

This book will not teach parents about how to be better parents, but it does express many different viewpoints about being a teenager in this diverse culture of ours. The comments offered by the teens in this book are intelligent and razor-sharp, running the gamut of the emotional spectrum. Very metaphoric, their comments along with the stark black-and-white photographs carry the emotion home to the reader to embrace.

This book is a very nice package which makes an otherwise unreachable time for most adults come alive again, or, better yet, realistic again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Book with Power
This book is moving and inspriring to teens across the world

5-0 out of 5 stars Hello, I am the designer looking for comments
I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Mary Kalergis and Gary Chassman/Verve Editions in the design and development of Seen and Heard. The stunning photographs and rivoting text have made this one of my favorite projects. I am interested to hear what readers think of the design approach I have chosen. Your comments are welcome. Please direct them to Stacey Hood at Big Eyedea Visual Design. (bigeyedea@madriver.com) Thank you. Enjoy! ... Read more


12. Skins
by Gavin Watson
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Asin: 1587540169
Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
Publisher: Olmstead Press
Sales Rank: 284067
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This book is much more than a collection of skinhead images. It is a celebration of youth. Perhaps one of the most reviled yet misunderstood of all the youth subcultures, the skinhead look originated back in the 60s as a simple fashion statement. Sartorially proud of their working class roots, the original skinhead was a multicultural, politically broad-minded and fashion-aware individual. Favorite music was reggae, soul and ska and key artists included Desmond Dekker, Max Romeo and The Pyramids. Their choice of immaculate clothing and invariably Dr. Martens boots was the ultimate anti-fashion statement and a badge of both power and pride. Above all else, genuine skinheads were obsessed with their presentation. The 70s saw the look adopted by the scurge of right-wing extremists and for many years was a fashion pariah. However, towards the end of the 90s, the closely cropped look has been championed by a whole new generation of high profile celebrities, including David Beckham and Ewan McGregor, bringing skinhead style back into the mainstream once again. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Big up!!!! Watson Hit the Town!!!
Don't watch that one!!! Watch this One!!!!!Gavin Watson is true. The cover of Watson's Skins shows the sadly ignored by Dr. Martin anniversary add. But as Dr. Martin lost
the opportunity to show the true nature of their years of success we are graced with with Watson's one man conviction to show
the passion of a youth movement which stepped heavy like Rudebwoys in it's rebellion. Watson shows and proves the Skin
movement and it's original multi-cultural appeal to young working-class males of all cultures.
Now, Hip hop and rap has the same appeal for youth who wish to break cultural barriers and run with the rebels. But this rabble
of rudeness came first. One can only hope that for this generation that they will have a dedicated chronicler with a swift righteous
eye like Watson to tell their true tale. Watson rides again!!!!!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars 5 good photos out of 144
This collection of 144 black and white photos is, according to the cover, "a collection of potent images... which perfectly captures the essence of the skinhead cult..." of the late '70s and early '80s in Wycombe. The vast majority of the pictures are fairly dull snaps of various skins in either tough or "taking the piss" poses, which probably aren't of interest to anyone who doesn't know them. The few that stand out as quite good pieces of photography are as follows:

--"Product of the Environment" on page 15 is a brilliant and chilling composition of two sullen 10-12 year old skinhead boys sitting on wall under "NF Skins" graffiti.

--"The Mission" is a cute snap of a young skin in a crombie contrasting heavily against the a group of white-robed black churchladies.

--"Part of the Union" on page 58 is a great shot taken from below of one skin holding something and a blurry skin in a Union Jack t-shirt standing above him.

--"England Expects" on page 91 is another great show taken from down low, it shows a bulldog's head next to the head of a skin with a tattooed neck, with the tower at Trafalgar Square looming above them.

--"Gretch Having None of It" on page 109 shows two skinheads walking away from the camera down a dark, wet cobblestone street with a bulldog contrasting in the foreground.

It would have been nice if there were a lot less photos and some more context in the form of notes. Quite a number of the photos show Nazi paraphanalia, graffiti, and salutes, it would have been nice for the author to put this in some sort of context, especially in light of the photos that show black classmates and Asians in the community. Seeing as how it's basically one guy's photo album, it's definitely a book of limited interest. It should also be noted that the printing of the book is pretty low quality. ... Read more


13. Earth From Above for Young Readers
by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Robert Burleigh
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Asin: 0810934868
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Sales Rank: 25701
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Now the best-selling book is available for young readers! At last children can experience the breathtaking aerial photographs of Yann Arthus-Bertrand in a charming book written just for them. These mysterious photos are eye-catching works of art-but there's more there than meets the eye! Earth From Above for Young Readers tells the dynamic story of the diversity of the world's cultures and climes.

Young readers will be enthralled by glowing pictures of nomads and camels, carpet merchants and scarlet ibis, tiny villages in Morocco and geysers in Yellowstone, plus many more unforgettable images. Text by Robert Burleigh enriches the experience by revealing the fascinating story that each photograph tells. This magnificent full-color book offers more than 40 globetrotting photos of Earth From Above to a new generation of admirers. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars not up to par with 365 days
Perhaps I am slightly biased, being not only an adult, but I read the original 365 days edition first. I am always on the lookout for children oriented books that help teach geography and anthropology, so naturally I jumped towards this one. While the book takes on the nice perspective of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's grandson, who explains what his grandfather does and what aerial photography is, there are many flaws thereafter.

The book highlights certain photographs and explains where they were taken and something about the place they occur. Unfortunetly, whoever chose which images to put into the book focused largely on Africa - Morrocco to be specific, and ignored some regions of the world entirely. I understand that Arthus-Bertrand cannot fly everywhere, but the original 365 days book covers more countries and continents.

Secondly, the text has poor science for the grade the book is supposedly aimed at. While I understand this isn't a textbook, it should still be educational.

Lastly, I was slightly dissapointed in how the location of where these countries actually are was underplayed. Didn't we just hear the horrid results of a worldwide geography examination, that clearly showed that we need to put more geography into education?

I do want to add though, that the majority of the photographs were well chosen for the target audience, and I think that its important that the additional perspective of aerial photography is added to a child's education. For a child, I recommend this book, but for a family, sharing 365 days would do just as well. ... Read more


14. Harvest Year
by Cris Peterson, Alvis Upitis
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Asin: 1563975718
Catlog: Book (1996-10-01)
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Sales Rank: 550618
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars 1997 Ohio Farm Bureau Women's Award for Children Winner
This book received the 1997 Ohio Farm Bureau Women's Award for Children's Literature for books with an agricultural theme. It is a wonderful resource for teachers to include when they teach georgraphy, science, math and the language arts. ... Read more


15. Photo by Brady : A Picture of the Civil War
by Jennifer Armstrong
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Asin: 0689857853
Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
Publisher: Atheneum
Sales Rank: 222235
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Mathew B. Brady was already a famous photographer by the time the Civil War began. But the war gave Brady something else:

The chance to make a RECORD OF A WAR -- this war -- in a way that had never been done before: WITH TRUE-TO-LIFE PICTURES INSTEAD OF JUST WORDS. He hired field photographers to travel with the troops, equipped them with cameras and wagons filled with supplies, and sent them out with the directive to make a visual record of the war and to show people scenes they could have only read about before.

The pictures the field photographers sent back were HAUNTING, BEAUTIFUL, DEVASTATING, AND TOTALLY UNFORGETTABLE. And thousands of them included the notation "Photo by Brady." Though Brady didn't actually take the photographs, he was the genius behind them. His vision and foresight gave the country images that not only touched the people at the time, but have gone on to leave an indelible mark on the collective memory of this country. And the name of Mathew Brady will always be remembered with them.

In Photo By Brady, Jennifer Armstrong tells the story of the Civil War as seen through the lenses of its recorders. It is a moving and elegant look at the brutal and deadly time. ... Read more


16. Chameleon Chameleon
by Joy Cowley
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Asin: 0439666538
Catlog: Book (2005-04-01)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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Experience close-up the many moods (and colors) of chameleons. One brave chameleon ventures from the safety of his tree in search of a new home. On his journey, he meets other rain forest animals, not all of them friendly! Alas, the new tree he chooses is already home to another chameleon. She dons her aggressive coloring until she's sure that the visitor is friend, not foe. Then they welcome each other with brilliant, happy colors. Incredible photographs and simple text perfect for young children is rounded out with informative backmatter on one of the planet's most captivating creatures.
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17. Crocodiles & Alligators
by Seymour Simon
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Asin: 0064438295
Catlog: Book (2001-08-01)
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Sales Rank: 197162
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Crocodiles and alligators have always been one of humankind's most feared predators. Around since the days of the dinosaurs, they are probably the source of myths about ferocious serpents and man-eating dragons. All tall tales aside, these reptiles remain fascinating creatures. Did you know that crocodiles and alligators eat their food without chewing? Or that they use the sun to regulate their body temperature? Renowned science writer Seymour Simon's accessible text, and full-color photos, provide a stellar introduction to these reptile wonders.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2000--selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Cool
This is a neat book. If you like reptiles, then you will love this book. ... Read more


18. My Fabulous Life in Pictures
by Klutz Press
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Asin: 1570549168
Catlog: Book (2002-09-01)
Publisher: Klutz
Sales Rank: 8911
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Finally, scrapbooking made simple!My Fabulous Life in Pictures is packed with colorful themed pages on subjects like travel, parties, and family.Templates, stickers, portfolio pockets and other special supplies make it easy for young scrapbookers to overcome blank-page anxiety and get started in this ever-popular pastime. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars BEST SCRAPBOOK EVER!!!!
I know that a lot of my friends, including me, would love to have scrapbooks that are actually WORTH looking at. We've seen moms do it but we never seem to do it just right. This scrapbook was great because it provides so much for you. You don't have to spend hours cutting things, like trees or schools, out of paper because it is there for you! I wish they could've made it longer, but it is still a fantastic gift. All you do is provide pictures and information! The rest is there. They even have stickers! This is definately a great gift. I bought it for my friend's birthday and I ended up going back and getting another one-for myself! Buy this and you, or the person you are giving it to, will NOT be dissapointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Gift!
My daughter received this scrapbook for her 8th birthday. She absolutely loves it! She goes to bed working on it every night. She can't put it down. It's a great gift for any child. I just purchased several more copies to give as gifts. ... Read more


19. More Reptiles Up Close
by David M. Nieves
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Asin: 0967395828
Catlog: Book (2002-12-06)
Publisher: Reptile Education and Research Publishing
Sales Rank: 1039002
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A new children's book about the incredible world of reptiles. This book contains original up close photography, scientific information, and large doses of humor.

The author, David M Nieves, is a professional herpetologist and took the 95 full color photographs himself. Some of the reptiles included are Komodo Dragons, Chameleons, Cobras, Tree Skinks, Alligators, Tuataras, and Anacondas. This title is the follow up to "Reptiles Up Close". ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Inquisitive minds will love the photographs!
David M. Nieves has done an outstanding job with his latest book, More Reptiles Up Close. The format of this book brings anticipation with every turn of the page. This fact-filled book is not just about the facts. The author's love for reptiles is evident! As a person with little reptile knowledge, I have a new appreciation for these beautiful creatures! You will enjoy the "What is it?" pages filled with fascinating up close photographs of various parts of reptiles. After a few guesses, it is exciting to turn the page and find out some interesting facts about reptiles. I personally recommend this book as a teacher, parent, and book lover! ... Read more


20. Wild Babies
by Seymour Simon
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Asin: 0064462064
Catlog: Book (1998-05-31)
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Sales Rank: 708064
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Born To Be Wild!

Did you know that...

  • opossums give birth to fifty tiny babies at once?

  • Baby elephants weight over 200 pounds at birth?

  • a newborn giraffe is as tall as a person?

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about exotic, irresisible baby animals in this fascinating book -- filled with full-color photographs.

Renowned science writer Seymour Simon takes on parenthood! In lucid prose he describes how thirteen different wild animals raise their young. Stunning photographs help place each animal in its distinct habitat, from penguins in the Antarctic to kangaroos in the outback. But whether it is an enormous polar bear fiercely protecting her cubs, or a sleek alligator swimming away right after her babies hatch, Seymour Simon shows us what is unique and important about each animal.

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5-0 out of 5 stars NEWBORNS ARE IRRESISTIBLE
Newborn animals are irresistible, so is Wild Babies, a captivating photo essay by science writer Seymour Simon.

Youngsters meet infant creatures in their native habitats - a week old giraffe, all 150 wobbly pounds of him; downy feathered penguin chicks; dolphin calves cavorting in the sea as circling adult females protect them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Who can resist baby animals?
Baby animals have a natural appeal to most children (and to many adults, too). Seymour Simon's "Wild Babies" is a good book for those interested in this topic. Directed towards younger readers, this book covers animal babies of many different species and geographic regions: kangaroos, emperor penguins, dolphins, alligators, giraffes, and more.

Each of the 13 species profiles consists of a two-page spread: a full-color, full page photograph on one page, with a simply written but informative text on the facing page. The book is full of memorable images: an elephant matriarch guarding her herd's babies, a polar bear cub and mother ambling across the arctic landscape, a baboon family engaged in a relaxing grooming session, and more. This is an outstanding book for the family library. ... Read more


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