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What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?

by Robert E. Wells

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This is a great informational text that introduces an abstract concept, size and value! It highlights very tiny things you would not normally see, through the lens of a microscope.
  crisoneg | May 5, 2013 |
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The text is a great read aloud. It will probably take a couple of reads to finish, I expect lots of questions and comments as it is read aloud no matter what age level. ( )
1 vote mccabe1030 | Jun 12, 2012 |
This is a very detailed book discussing the size of atoms and molecules. It starts off with a pygmy shrew then keeps getting smaller until is reaches an atom. ( )
  cbrandt | Mar 28, 2012 |
This book has a great comparison concept. At first it compares a pigmy shrew (which is really small) to an animal that is bigger than it. It then compares a pigmy shrew to an animal which is smaller than it, then it compares that animal to something smaller than it and continues to reduce to electrons, explaining along the way. This is a great lesson in reduction and comparison. I would ask them what they would compare a pigmy shrew to or other various animals. ( )
  kmacneill | Nov 3, 2009 |
This book is good for science especially for 4th -5th grade. I would use this book in a science class and use an open ended question such as "what is smaller than a " and have the students fill in the answers. This would also be a good book to introduce microscopes. ( )
  whitneyw | Sep 23, 2009 |
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