Friday, December 16, 2011

On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects (Cat In The Hat's Learning Library) By Tish Rabe

On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
By Tish Rabe

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Product Description

Find out all you ever wanted to know about insects when the Cat and company get an up-close view of life as a bug. Kids will learn how insects -- from the spittlebug to the honeybee to the moth -- see, smell, communicate, and pollinate, as well as sometimes pester and amaze and generally make life better for us humans. Catch the bug buzz with the Cat in the Hat and all his friends!

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #32686 in Books
  • Brand: Random House
  • Published on: 1999-10-12
  • Released on: 1999-10-12
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .29" h x 6.74" w x 9.28" l, .44 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 48 pages


  • ISBN13: 9780679873037
  • Condition: New
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Editorial Reviews Review
A hilarious introduction to the insect world, On Beyond Bugs will have your preschooler giggling away while learning all kinds of interesting entomology facts. Answering questions like "why do flies buzz?" and "how do bees communicate?" in the musical rhymes long associated with him, Cat in the Hat makes a delightful tour guide. Who else could manage "ants are so strong they can lift things that weigh over ten times their weight and they do it each day?" The sturdy, easy-to-clean-cover makes this book a good choice even for very young children. For those just beginning to read, the phonics-based repetitions are a big help. (Preschool to early reader) --Jill Lightner

From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3-Fans of Dr. Seuss's favorite feline will enjoy learning through rhymed couplets and cartoonlike illustrations similar to the originals. Each book combines basic facts with interesting trivia to introduce readers to topics that are sure to be of interest. From Bugs: "Here is a riddle/I learned from my mother./How's a skunk and a ladybug/like one another?/When danger is near,/it is easy to tell-/they suddenly give off/a terrible smell!" While the grammar is off, Seussian rhyme is rarely totally correct ("thunk"). In Space, readers learn, "On Venus the weather/is always the same-/hot, dry, and windy,/with no chance of rain." The familiar format and entertaining text are sure to appeal to beginning readers.
Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!"
-- Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor, Reading and Literature
Teachers College, Columbia University

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
5Insects thank Cat in the Hat for good PR
By A Customer
I got this book for a 4 yr old daughter of a friend and she's now intrigued by the insect world. Personally I love how the bumble bee illustration has taught her about how bees communicate through the bumble bee "dance." On the whole, it's nicely educational on an introductory level -- general facts/concepts are taught through illustrations and rhyme. Great for the young ones. Another favorite of mine is the Dr. Seuss Great Big Flap Book.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5Great Fun!
By A Customer
I bought this book for my 4-year old son and he loves it! My husband and I love reading it to him and his baby sister who often also listens along. The book is educational yet great fun to read with its rhyming and fun verses. It teaches without being heavy-handed and even taught us, the parents, a thing or two we didn't know about the insect world! We all enjoy this book tremendously and love the other Cat in the Hat Learning series books as well.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Love this book
By M. Bohrer
My girls are 5 and 3 and I wanted a non-fiction learning book for them that would still capture their interest. This series of books has really done that. The rhyming keeps them engaged and they ask questions related to the content. I recommend this and the others in the series to parents looking for a good learning book.


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