Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Just One Bite

Submitted by Ms. Amanda!
Just One Bite is an exceptional example of narrative nonfiction. I was thrilled to meet author Lola Schaefer at the Maryland Library Association Conference in May. She is charming, and as engaging as her books. When speaking about writing Just One Bite she revealed “I wonder how much animals eat in each bite?” is the question which inspired her to write this book. Ms. Schaefer continued that most of her books start with a question and then lots of research. After that question and painstaking scientific research, she and illustrator Geoff Waring created Just One Bite, which is a volume of informative, easy to read text, and vibrant, life sized illustrations that will enchant readers of any age. It is a life size look at how much an animal can eat with each mouthful. The book starts off with a look at how much a worm can eat - just a tiny spec of dirt - and then explores animals from all over the world. With each page the animals get bigger. The mouths, and bites, and even pages grow till we find a sperm whale... How much can he eat? This beautiful book is a great way to encourage children’s curiosity and get them to ask their own questions like, how much can I fit into a bite? See this book listed in our catalog

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