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Beau Beaver Goes to Town

Beau Beaver Goes to Town

by Frances Bloxam, Jim Sollers
     
 

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When a beaver family's lodge becomes overcrowded, it's time for the young beavers to begin lives on their own. While Beau Beaver's siblings settle easily at a brook and a pond, Beau can't find a place to call home. He at last finds a ditch, then quickly works on his beaver lodge. To his surprise, he has caused a small crisis, since his building site turns out to be

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When a beaver family's lodge becomes overcrowded, it's time for the young beavers to begin lives on their own. While Beau Beaver's siblings settle easily at a brook and a pond, Beau can't find a place to call home. He at last finds a ditch, then quickly works on his beaver lodge. To his surprise, he has caused a small crisis, since his building site turns out to be in the middle of town!

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—In this charming book, Beau Beaver sets out to find a mate and to build a lodge of his own. Unfortunately, he builds his first dam across a ditch in the middle of town, using a lot of found materials (a toy truck, a charcoal grill, a rake, a plastic ducky, etc.). His misdirected efforts including felling a tree that lands on a man's car. The story, based on an actual event, ends happily when Beau is caught and released in a more appropriate location. There he meets Brenda Beaver and they set out together to create beaver bliss on a remote pond. The story is amusing—kids will chuckle at Beau's innocent naughtiness. The rhyming text generally flows well, although there are a few bumpy couplets. Charcoal and watercolor illustrations are drenched with blues and greens, creating a sopping wet palette well suited to the story. Bloxam provides plenty of interesting animal details, both within the story and in the two additional pages of beaver facts. This book provides a first-rate introduction to an interesting animal. Pair it with Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac's Turtle's Race with Beaver (Dial, 2003) for a discussion about relationships and working together.—Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892727926
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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