Little Beaver and the Echo

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Little Beaver s search for a friend he thinks he hears across a pond is perfect for every child who's ever felt lonely. "Children old enough to long for friends of their own will nestle right into this appealing story....Ideal for reading aloud at the beginning of the school year of during camp sessions, when there's a little bit of Little Beaver in every kid." -- Booklist "Perfect for little ones at quiet-time or bedtime." -- Publishers Weekly "Enchanting." -- The New York ...
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Overview

Little Beaver s search for a friend he thinks he hears across a pond is perfect for every child who's ever felt lonely. "Children old enough to long for friends of their own will nestle right into this appealing story....Ideal for reading aloud at the beginning of the school year of during camp sessions, when there's a little bit of Little Beaver in every kid." -- Booklist "Perfect for little ones at quiet-time or bedtime." -- Publishers Weekly "Enchanting." -- The New York Times Book Review

Unaware that the voice from across the pond telling him he's lonely is his echo, a little beaver sets out to make a friend of that voice, encountering real animal friends on the way.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``I'm lonely,'' Little Beaver cries, ``I need a friend.'' When a voice answers from across the pond, ``I'm lonely. I need a friend,'' Little Beaver sets off to find this kindred spirit. Along the way, he's joined by a duck, an otter and a turtle, who each claim, ``I do need a friend, but it wasn't me who was crying.'' At the end of their journey the creatures meet a wise old beaver, who explains the mystery voice to them: ``No matter where you are, the Echo is always across the pond from you. . . . When you are sad, the Echo is sad. When you are happy, the Echo is happy too.'' Little Beaver calls out in glee over his newfound friends, and his joy echoes across the water. This sweet, gentle tale is beautifully complemented by Fox-Davies's softly glowing landscapes and winsome furry characters--reminiscent of Garth Williams's. Little Beaver and the Echo is perfect for little ones at quiet-time or bedtime. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Melinda Medley Sprinkle
Lonely Little Beaver has no friends. While he is weeping, he hears someone from across the pond weeping too. They talk back and forth, and Little Beaver learns the voice has no friends either. He immediately launches his boat to find the voice. During his search, he meets a duck, an otter, and a turtle, none of whom had been crying, but they all need a friend and want to assist in the search. Soon they meet the wise, old beaver who tells the new found friends that the mysterious voice is the Echo, who is always across the pond. Companionship and kindness flow through the pages of this classic story, and the beautiful illustrations are warm and inviting. Recognized as a "Parents Magazine Best Books of the Year." 1998 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- A cumulative, didactic tale. Hearing his own cry, ``I need a friend,'' called back from across the pond, Little Beaver sets out to find the creature who shares his problem. As he journeys to find out who was crying, he is joined by an otter, a duck, and a turtle, all of whom also want companionship. Ultimately, they meet a wise old beaver who explains about Echo, and they make Echo sound happy when they discover that they are friends. Little Beaver is a fat, furry little fellow who is apparently intended to look natural, although he has the demeanor of a greeting card creature. This anthropomorphic approach is neither realistic nor convincing in presenting a human dilemma enacted by animals. The lovely soft watercolor scenes bespeak the British artist's experience as a natural-history illustrator. The issue concerning Echo is somewhat confusing, however, and the flat, precious conclusion about friendship is clearly stated but predictable. --Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698116283
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 634,005
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2009

    An Echo!

    The book I chose to write a book review for is Little Beaver and the Echo. The author of this book is Amy McDonald. The illustrator is Sarah Fox-Davis. I chose this book because I have read it over and over. I think it's great!
    In this spectacular story a little beaver hears an echo. In the beginning little beaver cried outloud and he heard somebody cry on the other side of the pond. In the middle he got in a boat and set off and on the way he met some friends. In the end he finds out what it is. It is the echo. The big idea in this story is the echo because he cries out loud and he does not know what it is. A great quote from the author is "He got right into his boat and set off to find him" when he meets his echo.
    I would recommend this book to someone who loves animals.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

    beautiful

    Little Beaver and the Echo is a beautiful book in many ways. For kids ages 1-7 it tells the story about friendship. The story is great for sequencing, the repetitious nature makes that children can easily recognize the story line. Pictures are beautiful as well: kid friendly, but realistic at the same time.
    Don't be surprised when your kids are trying out the echo next time on a hike!

    momoftwo.

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