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Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects

by Matthew Clark Smith

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Summary:Jean-Henri Fabre, one of the most important naturalists of all time. As a boy in the French countryside, Henri spent hours watching insects. He dreamed of observing them in a new way: in their own habitats. This book tells about the man that would forever change the way that the world looks at insects.

Personal Reaction: This book was a good read, I do not care for insects but it will was interesting and I think that kids would enjoy reading it. It tells a great story.

Classroom Extension: One classroom extension I would do would be to take the kids outside around the playground and school campus and let them search for bugs. Another thing you could do would be to have the kids take their daily journal with them and when they find bugs to record the ones they found and what they looked like. ( )
  CherokeeDavies | Jul 26, 2016 |
Small Wonders is one of the best picture book biographies I have ever read. The illustrations light up the comprehensive telling of the life of the Nobel Prize winner, Jean-Henri Fabre. Each page is filled with detailed pictures of the several bugs Jean Fabre studied and also shows elements of setting that paints a picture of the small town Jean lived in. Furthermore, the language used in this book is highly educational. Academic language paired with accurate examples of how Jean studied the lives of spiders who weave their webs in the night, are the characteristics that make this a great book. Small Wonders is a beautiful showcase of the life of Jean-Henri Fabre. ( )
  Cdavie3 | Oct 7, 2015 |
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"Meet Jean-Henri Fabre, one of the most important naturalists of all time, whose own life was as unusual as the lives of the creatures he studied"--Front jacket flap.

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