Informative and intriguing, this bestselling science book teaches children to think about the complex and interdependent web of life on Earth. Every link in a food chain is important because each living thing depends on others for survival, no matter how big or how small. The simple, easy-to-read narrative describes food chains and food webs and where humans fit into everything. Newbery Medal honoree Patricia Lauber’s graceful text combines with Holly Keller’s lively watercolors to bring readers into the fascinating world of who eats what.
From the Back Cover
What do you and a tuna have in common?
You and the tuna are both parts of a food chain. This food chain begins with green plants and ends with you at the top. Every link in a food chain is important, because each living thing depends on others for survival.
Patricia Lauber and Holly Keller will inspire you to draw your own food chains.
About the Author
Patricia Lauber was an award-winning author who wrote more than 125 books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor Book Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens and five titles in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. In addition to writing books, Ms. Lauber served as an editor at Scholastic magazine.
Holly Keller has illustrated eleven books in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including What’s It Like to Be a Fish? by Wendy Pfeffer and Let’s Go Rock Collecting by Roma Gans. She is also the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Farfallina and Marcel, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award and Horace, a Horn Book Fanfare.