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Melissa Stewart
Melissa Stewart has written more than 150 science books for young readers. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has hiked in tropical rain forests, gone on safari in Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She can't imagine any better job! Visit Melissa's website... show more



Melissa Stewart has written more than 150 science books for young readers. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has hiked in tropical rain forests, gone on safari in Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She can't imagine any better job! Visit Melissa's website at www.melissa-stewart.com or track her at twitter.com/mstewartscience.

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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 1 year ago
You don’t need to love alligators or crocodiles to enjoy this educational children’s book. I found this book fascinating as I loved how the author compared and contrasted these two different reptiles in such a easy, informative way that gives kids this information. There is lots of different infor...
MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it 10 years ago
6/22/14 ** This book is essential for any unit on environmental issues and the rain forest. Stewart & Young do an exceptional job presenting the complex scientific information about the interconnections among the various animals (and other living organisms such as fungi) that contribute to the heal...
~WhimsyLibrarian~
~WhimsyLibrarian~ rated it 11 years ago
This is suppose to be a good Common Core title---and while it is very informative---I found it depressing. I just feel like I've always had "pet turtles" and pet stores are usually "overstocked" with turtles---and I feel like it's almost too late if they are already at the store.
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 11 years ago
This is the third 2013 title I've read by Melissa Stewart. She seems to be a prolific powerhouse in the informational book field these past few years. Unfortunately, she is also signing on as a disciple of the Common Core...I haven't seen as much problem-solution thought structure in informational ...
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 11 years ago
The concept behind this Animal Up Close series is interesting, but it probably gets its best effect if you have each of the books: ears, noses, and tails are the ones featured on the reverse cover. Because of the fine detail in Stewart's photography, I wished the book had been printed in large forma...
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