Animals in Fall: Preparing for Winter

Animals in Fall: Preparing for Winter

by Martha E. H. Rustad, Amanda Enright
     
 

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Honk! Geese are flying south. Grr! Black bears are looking for a den. Munch! Deer are eating extra food. Find out what other animals do to get ready for winter. What happens in fall? Find out in the Fall's Here! series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!  See more details below

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Honk! Geese are flying south. Grr! Black bears are looking for a den. Munch! Deer are eating extra food. Find out what other animals do to get ready for winter. What happens in fall? Find out in the Fall's Here! series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anne Pechnyo
Animals prepare for winter in many ways. Some migrate, some hibernate, and some change their coats in order to ready themselves for the cold weather ahead. Readers of this text are shown animals such as gray whales, monarch butterflies, rattlesnakes, and snowshoe hares, and they are introduced to the actions each animal takes to prepare for winter. While Rustad utilizes third-person voice for the factual text, the first and last pages show an unnamed narrator who speaks in first-person about the end of fall. Each two-page spread begins with an onomatopoeia describing an animal, and then informs the reader about the animal's preparations for winter. A red fall leaf on each spread gives the reader more factual information about the animals. Rustad combines kid-friendly language with onomatopoeias, making the text easy to follow. Enright's simple illustrations are sure to captivate young readers. The table of contents, a glossary, and an index serve well to teach primary students about text features in nonfiction. Included at the end of the book is an easy experiment about blubber. This is a part of the "Cloverleaf Books: Fall's Here!" series. Reviewer: Anne Pechnyo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761385066
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Series:
Fall's Here! Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
537,511
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Martha E. H. Rustad is the author of nearly one hundred nonfiction children's books, on topics ranging from snowflakes to termites to Ancient Babylon. She lives with her family in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Amanda Enright is an illustrator from West Sussex in the United Kingdom. Previous projects include No More Pacifiers from Piggy Toes Press. She is the illustrator of all titles in the Fall Themes set of Cloverleaf Books.

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