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Monster science : could monsters survive (and thrive!) in the real world? / written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Phil McAndrew.

Becker, Helaine (author.). McAndrew, Phil, (illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Helaine Becker places six different kinds of monsters under her microscope to expose the proven scientific principles behind the legends. There's also historical background on each monster, as well as trivia and jokes in sidebars, and quizzes at the end of every chapter for readers to test their knowledge. Becker uses the never-ending appetite for all things monster to engage the imaginations of children and get them excited about science, especially anatomy and biology. This is a book with cross-curricular applications in life, earth and physical sciences, as well as in literature (myths and legends), history and literacy skills.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J HOLIDAY 001.944 BEC (Text) 33892100406967 Children's Holiday Books Book None 10/04/2016 Available -
Hood River County Library J HOLIDAY 001.944 BEC (Text) 33892100407007 Children's Holiday Books Book None 10/05/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771380546
  • ISBN: 1771380543
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario ; Kids Can Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Frankenstein -- Vampire -- Bigfoot -- Zombie -- Werewolf -- Sea monster.
Summary, etc.:
Helaine Becker places six different kinds of monsters under her microscope to expose the proven scientific principles behind the legends. There's also historical background on each monster, as well as trivia and jokes in sidebars, and quizzes at the end of every chapter for readers to test their knowledge. Becker uses the never-ending appetite for all things monster to engage the imaginations of children and get them excited about science, especially anatomy and biology. This is a book with cross-curricular applications in life, earth and physical sciences, as well as in literature (myths and legends), history and literacy skills.
Subject: Monsters > Juvenile literature
Animals, Mythical > Juvenile literature
Cryptozoology > Juvenile literature.
Animals > Folklore > Juvenile literature.
Monsters in mass media > Juvenile literature.
Curiosities and wonders > Juvenile literature
Science > Juvenile literature
Science > Miscellanea
Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character)
Vampires
Sasquatch
Zombies
Werewolves
Sea monsters
Animals, Mythical
Monsters
Genre: Juvenile works.

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