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Creep, Leap, Crunch! A Food Chain Story

Creep, Leap, Crunch! A Food Chain Story

Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal


Creep, Leap, Crunch! A Food Chain Story

About the Book

In this nonfiction picture book, discover how the animal kindgdom's food chain takes shape, from the lowly worm to the mighty king of the jungle.

There was a blue sky with a bright shining sun,
A dazzling, life-giving, fiery sun.
The day had begun.

Follow along as a day in the life of the food chain begins. From the sun that shines upon the grass and trees to the animals that feed each other, each element in nature has its place. But what happens when the food escapes? This cumulative story will delight, with a surprise ending that all science lovers will enjoy.

Product Details

On sale: December 12, 2023
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 48 Pages
ISBN: 9780593565520
Reading level: Lexile: AD570L | Fountas/Pinnell: M

Author Bio

Jody Jensen Shaffer is the author of several books for fiction and nonfiction for children including Bear and Friends, a forthcoming, 6-book early reader series with Highlights Press, Prudence the Part-Time Cow (Godwin/Holt), a 2017 National Book Festival selection for Missouri and a finalist for the 2019-2020 Missouri Show Me Award, It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! (Beach Lane/S&S), an Amazon best-seller and Amazon Prime Book Box pick for September 2019, It's a Field Trip, Busy Bus! (Beach Lane/S&S), A Chip Off the Old Block (Paulsen/Penguin), Emergency Kittens! (Doubleday/Random House), Who is Jackie Chan? (Penguin Workshop), and more.


★ "This is an excellent introduction to the food chain, and will be especially popular among elementary science teachers." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A good and read-aloud-ready way of introducing an important natural process." —Kirkus Reviews

"Bright, sound-rich rhyming verse engages throughout as the sun rises, the day progresses, and Jensen Shaffer works her way up the chain." —Publishers Weekly