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    Dear Wandering Wildebeest
    And Other Poems from the Water Hole
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2014
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-1232-3
    AR Quiz #: 166401
    AR Points: 0.50
    ATOS Level: 5.00
    Guided Reading: S
    Pages: 32
    Trim Size: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
    Dewey: 811'.6
    Reading Grade Level: 4
    Interest Grade Level: 3-6
    Ages: 8-12
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    DESCRIPTION Irene Latham
    Welcome wildebeest / and beetle, / Oxpecker and lion. / This water hole is yours. / It offers you oasis / beside its shrinking shores.

    Spend a day at a water hole on the African grasslands. From dawn to nightfall, animals come and go. Giraffes gulp, wildebeest graze, impalas leap, vultures squabble, and elephants wallow. Fact sidebars support the poems about the animals and their environment. Imaginative illustrations from Anna Wadham complete this delightful collection.


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    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

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    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    • * Sound Card
    For Mac
    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
    • * 512 MB RAM
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    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    Book Features
    Full-Color Illustrations, Further Reading, Glossary, Original Artwork
    About the Author
    Irene Latham is a Birmingham poet and novelist who writes heart-touching tales of unexpected adventure. She has also authored two award-winning poetry collections, What Came Before and The Color of Lost Rooms.
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    Awards for this Title
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cybils
    ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    NCTE Notable Poetry List
    SCBWI Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
    Starred Reviews
    Kirkus Reviews

    "Latham's finely crafted verse, at once humorous and serious, dazzlingly opens the imagination to the wilds of the world. Enlightening and engaging, a thrilling panorama of the diversity to be found throughout the animal kingdom." —starred, Kirkus Reviews

    School Library Journal

    "This will be a much-sought-after book for teaching reading and inquiry skills.... A strong choice." —starred, School Library Journal

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    "[F]un, descriptive poems about intriguing animals...presented in an entertaining, light manner with playful illustrations."―Library Media Connection