A Handful of Dirt

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A Handful of Dirt

A Handful of Dirt Soil may not be alive but amazingly multitudes of microscopic creatures live there battling it out in an eat or be eaten world These tiny creatures invisible to our eyes provide food for the inse

  • Title: A Handful of Dirt
  • Author: Raymond Bial
  • ISBN: 9780802786982
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Soil may not be alive, but amazingly, multitudes of microscopic creatures live there, battling it out in an eat or be eaten world These tiny creatures, invisible to our eyes, provide food for the insects that in turn feed the reptiles and mammals that live in and above the soil You ll never look at the ground you walk on in the same way after Raymond Bial, an award winniSoil may not be alive, but amazingly, multitudes of microscopic creatures live there, battling it out in an eat or be eaten world These tiny creatures, invisible to our eyes, provide food for the insects that in turn feed the reptiles and mammals that live in and above the soil You ll never look at the ground you walk on in the same way after Raymond Bial, an award winning photo essayist, takes you on this eye opening, down and dirty tour of one of the earth s most precious resources.

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    One thought on “A Handful of Dirt

    1. Laura Noto on said:

      A Handful of Dirt is a picture book for 3rd-5th graders. It features colorful and detailed photographs of dirt, compost, and all of the things that go with them. The book begins with an author’s note about his grandfather and how he taught the author how to compost. This made the study of dirt and compost more personal and interesting. The book then goes on to give the details of what dirt is, how it is made, and the organisms that exist in it. After he describes the organisms he tells the rea [...]

    2. Dolly on said:

      This book offers a fascinating look at soil. I love the introduction, where the author ties his grandfather's love for gardening to the creation of this book. The photographs are big and colorful and the narrative is detailed, but not overly so. The book could easily be read all at once or broken up. The science of dirt and soil is fascinating and makes us glad that we plant a garden and have a compost bin, doing our part to create more life-giving soil. We really enjoyed reading this book toget [...]

    3. Ashley Wilson on said:

      A handful of dirt is an informative children’s book that discusses how soil evolves from rocks into fertile plains and how worn out soils can be revived using compost and soil modifications. This is a great book that could be used in a farming unit for 3rd - 4th graders. With its large pictures, children will quickly become engaged in the book. It also has instructions on how to make compost too. This will be a very informative way to incoroprate literature into the classroom in a cross curric [...]

    4. Katie Bruff on said:

      In "A Handful of Dirt," the colorful photographs teach children the importance of soil, and how it supports life. Dirt isn't just dirt on the ground, it presents nature and is the most common resource in the world. This teaches children about academics in Science.

    5. Autumn on said:

      I am sorry to say that the introduction was the best part of the book. It really touched me. The rest of the book was just okay.

    6. Kathy Manus on said:

      My daughter chose this book but it was more suited to my 7 year old. Informative and educational but no story. I enjoyed it.

    7. Kimberly on said:

      Not the most thrilling J nonfiction I've ever read, but it was accessible and informative.

    8. CFAITC on said:

      You'll never look at the ground you walk on in the same way after you've taken this down-in-the-earth photographic tour of one of Earth's most common but precious resources.

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