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Compare and contrast different animals through predictable, rhyming analogies. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals . . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animals classes and are so fun, readers learn without even realizing it! Animalogy is toCompare and contrast different animals through predictable, rhyming analogies. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals . . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animals classes and are so fun, readers learn without even realizing it! Animalogy is to fun, as animals are to nature....

Title : Animalogy: Animal Analogies
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ISBN : 9781607181279
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Animalogy: Animal Analogies Reviews

  • Matt
    2019-01-05 11:56

    A mix of rhymes and relations between live objects in nature. Showing "as x is to y" allowed Neo to notice similarities in the animal kingdom he had not previously noticed. A great and quick read!

  • Shari
    2019-01-01 11:10

    One of the teachers who I work with was planning lesson on analogies. Her plans mostly consisted of worksheets. Of course I said, "How about a book?" I went to the library and found this one. It has delightful illustrations. The analogies are somewhat higher level thinking.

  • Suzanne Kunz Williams
    2018-12-28 08:02

    This book reminds me of an IQ test I once took. I love the animal analogies. I love the skill of being able to compare one thing to another thing.*Talking points - Can you think of other analogies? Mom is to ____ as Dad is to ______. Brother is to ______ as Sister is to ______. Summer is to _____ as Winter is to _______. Why is important to be able to compare and contrast things?

  • ACS Book-finder
    2018-12-25 06:56

    Author/Illustrator Info: Award-winning author Marianne Berkes (pronounced Ber-kess with two syllables) is a retired teacher and librarian who turned her love of nature and teaching into writing informational picture books. In addition to The Tree That Bear Climbed and Animalogy for Sylvan Dell, some of Marianne’s other recent and award-winning titles include: Going Home, The Mystery of Animal Migration; Over in the Ocean, in a Coral Reef; Over in the Jungle, a Rainforest Rhyme; Going Around the Sun, Some Planetary Fun, and Marsh Morning. Visit her website at Cathy Morrison may have started her art career in animation but she soon fell in love illustrating children’s books and has been doing so for 20 years. Cathy has illustrated Nature Recycles: How About You?, Three Little Beavers, and Animalogy: Animal Analogies for Sylvan Dell as well as Ignacio’s Chair, and the Young Patriots Series including Alexander Hamilton, Young Statesman;Frederick Douglass, Young Defender of Human Rights; and Juliette Low, Girl Scout Founder. Cathy works from her home in a studio loft overlooking a beautiful view of the Mummy Range, on the northern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out Cathy’s blog at $16.95ISBN: 9781607181279Animalogy, Animal Analogies is an enchanting little book that uses analogies to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between a variety of animals, each in its own ecosystem. It teaches the literary form of analogies while encouraging simple analytical skills. The illustrator has done a masterful job in representing each of the animals in its own ecosystem and fulfilling its own niche. The illustrations are whimsical and enchanting.Included after the story is a section entitled, “For Creative Minds”. It has several different kinds of matching games and activities. These games enlarge upon analogies already learned in the story. The reader is aided in drawing his or her own analogies. Another comparative game that is included compares the different animal sizes. One game helps the reader determine the best descriptive verbs to describe ten different animal movements and descriptive adjectives to describe animal coverings. Finally, the author includes a website with a video including the book’s illustrations with the actual sounds that each animal makes.I enjoyed the book immensely, and I think it would be a wonderful addition to any early elementary classroom or as an addition to a home collection to be read again and again! (Reviewed S. Fincannon)DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Animalogy was provided by Sylvan Dell to facilitate our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.

  • Karen
    2018-12-30 07:49

    As with all of Marianne Berkes' books, when I first read it I thought "What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?" And that is what makes the books of Marianne Berkes stand out in a crowd. In my years as a children's librarian and later as a mother of an avid "reader", I have read classics, old and new, but never have I read a book like Animalogy. I've read several opposite books. I've read quite a few comparison books. But I have never read an analogy book for toddlers/preschooler before. Even if my young son does not fully understand the concept of analogy, at least when it is presented to him in school, it will be a reacquaintance and not a new introduction.The illustrations in this book are sharp. I would have thought almost too sharp, especially the lion's and dog's teeth; however, my little boy does not seem to agree with me. At his age, he still likes cute and cuddly -- Classic Winnie the Pooh, but he also likes sharp and spiky -- rubbery, ugly dinosaurs. I think he likes the danger that can be found in the natural environment, from a safe distance, of course. Anyway, the animals are instantly recognizable to him and he seems to prefer that over the silly cartoony ones that could be one thing as easily as another. And, when it comes down to it, so do I.So, if you are like me and are hoping to raise a genius (or at least a smart, young reader), you will need to add this book to your children's library.

  • Wayne Walker
    2018-12-21 11:11

    Do you know what an analogy is? If you answer that it’s when something is like something else, that’s close enough. Remembering her days in the classroom and the need for analogies, author Marianne Berkes, a retired teacher and librarian, compares and contrasts different animals by using predictable, rhyming analogies of body parts, size, actions, and classifications. “Ant is to tiny, as hippo is to big.” Other animals included are deer, mice, chicks, bears, rabbits, skunks, bats, eagles, dogs, lions, robins, goldfish, frogs, moose, flounder, snakes, and bees. How do you think beavers and spiders might be compared? Animalogy has large, colorful, life-like paintings by illustrator Cathy Morrison, but it is more than just a picture book. It’s intended to be both a fun-to-read story and a launching pad for learning, either in the classroom or at home. Of course, there is a wealth of information about the different animals that can lead to further discussion, but there is also the added benefit of introducing the concept of analogy. In the back are found six pages of learning activities, including questions about different kinds of analogies and material on animal classification. In addition, even more free activities for the book may be obtained online at the publisher’s website. Youngsters always love to learn about animals, and they will love this book.

  • Barbara
    2019-01-03 10:07

    Learning analogies can be challenging, but this title makes it fun to identify the relationships between various animals and their actions. The vivid full-page illustrations appeal to the eye, and taken with the text, they encourage conversations about the animals and their habitat. Back matter includes activity pages, some of which encourage young readers to create their own animal analogies. This would be an excellent writing mentor text for teaching about antonyms and synonyms and comparison and contrast.

  • Tami
    2018-12-23 11:44

    Haven't received the book yet, just received notice I had won. 10/17/11Received this really Quick! Last night. Too bad the postman put it in the box, it bent the book. Hopefully it will straighten out. So excited to share with the nieces and nephews. 10/21/11Loved the pictures, and the thinking activities included at the end. Great childrens book ages up through about 8 I would say.

  • Inara
    2019-01-13 08:07

    From Inara's mom: Beautifully illustrated. The concept of analogies was a bit complex for a 3 year old, but she enjoyed hearing about the animals.

  • Rani
    2018-12-21 05:45

    Bold illustrations and writing for #animals

  • Marguarite Markley
    2018-12-24 08:56

    Beautifully illustrated and easy to comprehend analogies. Perfect for any age and great for a read aloud. Give to teachers!!

  • Lyn
    2018-12-28 12:59

    This is a unique book which uses analogies to compare dissimilar animals. The illustrations are beautiful and accurate. Will interest animal lovers of all ages.

  • Kim
    2018-12-27 06:02

    great for language arts for analogies and compare/contrast discussion in sciene class.

  • Abbey
    2019-01-08 05:48

    I really liked this book.