Armadillos Sleep in Dugouts: and Other Places Animals Liveby Pam Munoz Ryan, Diane deGroat
Examines the different types of homes animals make, including those of river otters, peregrine falcons, and two-toed sloths. Full color.
Rhyming quatrains with a typical A-B-C-B metrical pattern each end in a first-person question, e.g., "I'm an Arctic lemming. Where will my household be?" The required page turn divulges another short verse that expounds on a particular dwelling. Fox's den and spider's web are interspersed with the less familiar squirrel's drey, badger's sett, or river otter's holt, introducing unusual vocabulary in easily understood context. Backyard, jungle, savannnah, forest, and ice floe provide a variety of safe locations; the text also visits rufous ovenbirds, pampas deer, garden bowerbirds, and African termites. Woodsy, naturalistic watercolor habitats harbor sets of creatures with similar environs. Several of the lines are awkward or out of meter, making this difficult to read aloud, and no new territory is charted; instead, it's a smattering of brief encounters and a mild overview of the range of animal homes.
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- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Pam Muñoz Ryan has written over thirty books for young people, from picture books for the very young to young adult novels, including the award-winning ESPERANZA RISING, BECOMING NAOMI LEON, RIDING FREEDOM, PAINT THE WIND, and THE DREAMER.
She is the National Education Association's Author recipient of the Civil and Human Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Award for Multicultural Literature, and is twice the recipient of the Willa Cather Literary Award for writing.
Pam was born and raised in Bakersfield, California (formerly Pam Bell), received her bachelor's and master's degrees at San Diego State University, and now lives in North San Diego County with her family.
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