Lifetime : the amazing numbers in animal lives (#0849EY6)

by Schaefer, Lola M; illustrated by Neal, Christopher Silas

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6 reviews & awards | 6 full-text reviews

FollettBound Sewn Chronicle Books, 2016
Price: USD 13.66
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 32 cm
Dewey: 591.56; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 3.4
AR 3 LG .5 163051EN; RC 4.6 1; LEX AD640L


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Provides number-related facts about the lives of a variety of animals, such as the number of antlers a caribou will grow and shed in a lifetime.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2016
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • Edition: First Chronicle Books LLC paperback edition, published in 2016.
  • Dewey: 591.56
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 32 cm
  • Tracings: Neal, Christopher Silas, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-48989-812-3 (originally 1-45215-210-1)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-48989-812-8 (originally 978-1-45215-210-3)
  • Follett Number: 0849EY6
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 3.4
  • ATOS Book Level: 3
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 163051EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 1
  • Lexile: AD640L

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 09/01/13
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews, 08/01/13
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 09/23/13
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/13
  • Science Books & Films (AAAS), 02/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (September 1, 2013 (Vol. 110, No. 1))
Preschool-Grade 2. Schaefer combines her interest in animals and her fascination with numbers, using sparse text to introduce both animals and a numerical fact about a specific characteristic of each animal. An introduction provides the caveat that approximations differ depending on many factors in the life of the animal. The text is matter-of-fact, and the colors of the mixed-media illustrations subdued, but they complement each other in tone. It takes a bit to realize that Neal’s illustration for each animal matches the number Schaefer uses in the text. For instance, the illustration for sea horses has 1,000 “teeny-weeny, squiggly-wiggly baby sea horses.” (Feel up to counting all of them?) Thankfully, as part of the back matter, Schaefer adds detailed information about each animal and its life span, how she calculated the estimations she uses throughout the book, two animal math problems to solve, and more. Fills a clever niche for both animal science and mathematics.

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