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Earthsong (1998)

by Sally Rogers

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The story is based on the song, “Over in the Endangered Meadow” It opens with grandparents sharing the song with their grandchildren. It tells different stories of a variety of animals from all over the world. On every page a new animal, one more is added to the story. In the end the grandparents encourage the children to take care of the animals and the world. I can imagine using that book to explain children the importance of caring of animals and first of all introduce them to the kids. Maybe we could include an activity to the book where children have to search for endangered animals and how they could improve their life. ( )
  bhellmay | Apr 19, 2013 |
This poetic story is based on the song, “Over in the Endangered Meadow” It begins with grandparents sharing a song with their grandchildren. The story shares stories of various animals from all over the world. There is also a number pattern. With every page and new animal, one more is added. In the end the grandparents ask the grandchildren to please share the earth and take good care of the nature that surrounds them. This a great story to read to young children because it subtly instills in readers the importance of a healthy environment. Included in the back of the book is a short description on every animal mentioned in the book. I would definitely read that part of the book to students and design an activity incorporating it. I would assign each student an endangered, or near endangered animal and have them research that animal and create a brochure including the information and pictures that they find. ( )
  amoore1 | Nov 11, 2012 |
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Appropriate Grade Level: Kindergarten– Grade 6
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This rhyming picture book discusses eleven endangered species in their natural habitat. The right whales found in the Arctic Ocean, the pandas in China chewing bamboo, the pouncing tigers in the Bangladeshi jungle and the Asiatic lioness grooming her golden cubs in the Gujarati forest. The book shows great pictures of the black footed ferret and her little ferrets. The book also illustrates the sun canure mother and her nestling in the rain forest canopy, the Gila monster and her little monsters in the Arizona Desert, the leatherback turtles in the beach and the gray wolf. The book discusses the mother crocodile and her little crocodiles in the Florida Keys. A python and her nest of eggs are also illustrated. The book comprises of notes on the animals illustrated in the book and what causes them to become endangered. A musical score is also found on the back of the book. The book addresses the issue of nature and the relationship between parents and their off springs. The book can also be used to teach kids how to count to eleven.
Uses in classroom:
• Individual reading
• To teach a lesson about the various animals in the story.
• Show the children during story time.
• Show the pictures and have students name the animals.
• Discuss the various habitats and research them. (grade 1-6)
• Have students work in groups and research the animals
• Have the students count the animals (kindergarten) ( )
  nwallace77 | Oct 14, 2011 |
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To those who work to make the world safe for the least of us, for if it is safe for the least of us, it is safe for all of us. --S.R.
For Kyla, Eric, and all the beloved animals at home and in the wild --M.B.M.
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In my grandparents' parlor was an overstuffed chair.
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Warm illustrations and the rhythm of a traditional song carry an important reminder for new generations "In the North Atlantic Ocean 'neath the Arctic sun, Lived a mom and papa right whale and their whale calf one. Blow! said the mom. I blow! said the one. And they blew and they spouted 'neath the Arctic sun." Read it. Sing it. Enjoy it. Learn from it. This picture book for the preschool set, based on acclaimed singer-songwriter Sally Rogers' popular song Over in the Endangered Meadow, offers a host of pleasures. Its rhyming text, which revolves around dialogue between parents and their offspring, both human and animal, can be read aloud and also sung to the traditional tune Over in the Meadow. As the words roll along, the book proves to be a glimpse of animal families and a counting vehicle wrapped into one. In addition to the right whale, ten other endangered animals are named: panda bear, Bengal tiger, Asiatic lion, black-footed ferret, sun conure, Gila monster, leatherback turtle, gray wolf, American crocodile, and Indian python. Notes at the back give additional information. Children will enjoy how the warmly stylized art brings all the animals into a quilt that symbolizes the unity of everything on Earth. Share! said my grandpa. Let's share this place./And take care of Mother Earth as she spins through space.

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Verses about various animals, from one right whale calf to eleven gray wolf pups and on to fifty python eggs, present the plight of some threatened species. Includes information about the different animals mentioned.

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