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Wait, rest, pause : dormancy in nature / Marcie Flinchum Atkins.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library E 571.78 ATK (Text) 33500013228655 New Available -
Breckenridge Public Library E 571.78 ATK (Text) 33500013228663 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541561922
  • ISBN: 1541561929
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
Captivating photos of animals accompany simple, engaging text to explain dormancy in nature. This highly curricular book teaches young readers about different kinds of dormancy and which animals do what. Featuring creatures like ladybugs, chickadees, squirrels, and even alligators, this book won't put curious kids to sleep!
Target Audience Note:
Age 4-9.
K to Grade 3.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    There are different types of dormancy among plants and animals, with hibernation as possibly the most familiar form. Atkins explores how trees, insects, mammals, reptiles, birds, and even invertebrates pause and rest in response to changes in the seasons. In spare, rhythmic language, she describes first the process of entering dormancy and then of waking up. She uses varying patterns in her descriptions, which are illustrated with vivid photographs in an appealing layout with good use of white space and varying fonts. The text is deceptively simple; Atkins expresses the nuances among the different groups, unifying them with the all-purpose phrase you would pause, since dormancy can last for an entire season or a few hours. A detailed description of the differences in dormancy is at the end, followed by books and websites for further reading and research. This title could be incorporated into a class in many ways, such as a read aloud, an introduction to a science unit, or a thematic unit about seasons. Grades K-3. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dormancy (Biology) > Juvenile literature.
Animals > Wintering > Juvenile literature.
Hibernation > Juvenile literature.
Diapause > Juvenile literature.
Animal behavior > Juvenile literature.
Dormancy (Biology).
Dormancy in plants.
Animals > Wintering.
Animal behavior.
Dormancy (Biology)
Hibernation > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Readers (Publications)
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
Readers (Publications)

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