How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly?
Author/Illustrator: Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year: 2008
Brief Summary: Kids learn about different challenges animals face (finding food, building shelter, hatching eggs) and how they solve these problems. More detailed facts about the animals are presented in the back of the book.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Garden State Children”s Book Award, 2011′ ‘ Nominee’ ‘ Non-Fiction’ ‘ New Jersey’ ” ‘
- Booklist Book Review Stars , Sep. 1, 2008 ; American Library Association
- Children’s Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009 ; H. W. Wilson Company
- Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, 2009 ; National Science Teachers Association
- School Library Journal Book Review Stars, October 2008 ; Cahners
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Science: what are some challenges animals face? (Having to catch food, hatch an egg, build a shelter, etc.) What are some creative ways animals solve these problems?
- Can you think of some challenges that we face as humans that are similar to those faced by animals? Do we have to worry about finding food, “hatching an egg”/taking care of a baby, building shelter, etc? How do we solve these challenges?
- Can you think of a challenge that you faced lately…how did you solve it? Write about it and share with your classmates.
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. Additional facts about the animals in the back of the book.
Accessed at: Capilano Library