underGROUND by Denise Fleming

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Discover the down and dirty secrets of underground creatures in this vibrant picture book with audio from a Caldecott Honor medalist.

What young child doesn’t love playing in the dirt? And who hasn’t wondered what goes on in the lives of all the creatures who live underground?

Celebrated Caldecott Honor medalist Denise Fleming applies her signature bold and bright pulp-paper-collage style to a universal childhood topic in this dynamic, rhythmic eBook with audio that’s just right for reading or playing aloud—and comes complete with a detailed glossary.

About Denise Fleming

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Denise Fleming has written and illustrated nineteen picture books, including underGROUND; SHOUT!; Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy; Time to Sleep; The Everything Book; Alphabet Under Construction; Count!; In the Tall, Tall Grass; and In the Small, Small Pond, which received a Caldecott Honor. Her illustrations are created by pulp painting, a papermaking technique. She lives in Toledo, Ohio, with her husband, David Powers, with whom she often collaborates.
Published September 18, 2012 by Beach Lane Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Inventive language introduces readers to “[s]quirm-ways / and worm-ways.” Children who look closely will also find those lost treasures that are always so much fun to dig up—a key, a coin, a toy car and more.

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In this evocative ode to nature, Fleming returns to the backyard turf of In the Tall, Tall Grass and In the Small, Small Pond, but digs deeper—literally—to explore the teeming life found “Low down./ Way down./ Under ground.” In some ways, the book functions as a pared-down summertime comp...

Aug 13 2012 | Read Full Review of underGROUND

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This story is about the kinds of things live underground.

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