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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books

Beneath the Sun

beneath the sunBeneath the Sun
by Melissa Stewart; illustrated by Constance R. Bergum
32 pages; ages 4-8
Peachtree Publishers, 2014

When it gets hot outside, what do you do? Go inside? Sit in the shade? Turn on a fan? Drink cold lemonade? We have lots of different ways of beating the heat – but what do animals do?

In Beneath the Sun, author Melissa Stewart takes readers into four different habitats for a look at how different animals cool off on hot days. We learn about earthworm loops and horned toad hangouts, cool rocky dens and tide pools. The text is full of vivid verbs, and Constance Bergum’s illustrations beg for closer inspection.

Head over to Sally’s Bookshelf for a short interview with Melissa. You can see her video on how she revised her text to make her language come alive with vivid verbs here.

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Author: Sue Heavenrich

I write about science and nature for children and their families. Represented by Heather Cashman at Storm Literary Agency.

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