The Animals' Winter Sleepby Lynda Graham-Barber, Nancy Carol Willis
Taking nonfiction into the realm of bedtime read-to-me stories, this rich, melodic text paired with detailed color pencil illustrations describes how 13 North American animal speciessuch as black bear, ermine, pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grousesurvive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and… See more details below
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Taking nonfiction into the realm of bedtime read-to-me stories, this rich, melodic text paired with detailed color pencil illustrations describes how 13 North American animal speciessuch as black bear, ermine, pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grousesurvive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges. Additional information, geared to very young children, includes animal winter survival adaptations, such as the foods they eat, nesting materials, camouflage, and predator survival along with a series of questions that encourage children to look back at the illustrations for clues. A line art diagram of the final panorama illustration that identifies the location of all 13 animal species is also included.
"Captures the wonder of unique animal adaptions in winter in a way that will appeal to young children. The text is . . . rich with real natural history woven in." Teresa Mitchell, education director, Vermont Institute of Natural Science
"Bold brilliant illustrations depict accurate natural history. . . . Young children will discover where 13 familiar animal species sleep. Extra information in the back of the book extends the story and encourages interactions with the illustrations. A must on your bedtime story list! Helen Fey Fischel, associate director of education, Delaware Nature Society
"A perfect read-aloud book for parents to share with little ones just before bedtime. Gentle illustrations in cool, soothing colors show different animals sleeping snugly in their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges." Midwest Book Review
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- 3 - 5 Years
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The Animals' Winter Sleep
By Lynda Graham-Barber
Birdsong BooksCopyright © 2008 Lynda Graham-Barber
All rights reserved.
Where do the northern animals sleep when it's nose-stinging cold and the snow drifts deep?
Bedded down in the spruce grove, where the howling winds don't blow.
In a hollow log near the old fence row.
Wedged between the rocks, sleeping all alone,
Snug together under a crumbing wall of stone.
In a mud-and-stick lodge, shaped like a dome,
Curled up warm in their boulder cave home.
Inside a dead maple tree, with family all around,
Tail-wrapped, in a tree-top nest, safe from all harm.
Excerpted from The Animals' Winter Sleep by Lynda Graham-Barber. Copyright © 2008 Lynda Graham-Barber. Excerpted by permission of Birdsong Books.
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Lynda Graham-Barber is the author of 10 nonfiction picture books for childrenincluding Spy Hops and Belly Flops and Toad or Frog? Swamp or Bog?and a series of holiday books that includes Christmas, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day. She lives in Newport Center, Vermont. Nancy Carol Willis is the author and illustrator of Raccoon Moon, Red Knot: A Shorebird's Incredible Journey, and The Robins in Your Backyard. She lives in Middletown, Delaware.
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