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THE QUICKSAND BOOK
by Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 32 pages | | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823402915 | 03-01-1977

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Science & Nature, Humor, Friendship
Recommendations: ★K, ★SLJ

About the Book

Poor Jungle Girl!

She falls into quicksand.

Jungle Boy finds her.

Jungle Girl starts to sink

while Jungle Boy tells her:

  • where and how quicksand forms

  • why people sink in quicksand

  • what happens to animals in quicksand

  • how people can watch out for quicksand

  • what people should do if they fall into quicksand

  • But Jungle Girl does not sink forever.

    There is a happy

    and surprising ending.

    And a quicksand experiment.

    For someone who has not fallen into quicksand,

    author-artist Tomie dePaola knows a lot about it.

    ♦ ♦ ♦ THE REVIEWS ARE IN! ♦ ♦ ♦

    ★"A rare matching of humor and information."—Booklist

    ★"Present[s] basic science information in an utterly appealing, humorous way."—School Library Journal

    Awards
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