The Beavers' Busy Year

The Beavers' Busy Year

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by Mary Holland
     
 

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Along a stream a dam pops out of the water. Beavers are busy at work! These aquatic mammals have unique traits that aid them in building the perfect lodge to raise young beavers and keep predators away. Mary Holland's vibrant photographs document the beavers' activities through the course of a year. Do these beavers ever take a break? Follow along as they pop through

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Along a stream a dam pops out of the water. Beavers are busy at work! These aquatic mammals have unique traits that aid them in building the perfect lodge to raise young beavers and keep predators away. Mary Holland's vibrant photographs document the beavers' activities through the course of a year. Do these beavers ever take a break? Follow along as they pop through the winter ice to begin the busy year of eating bark, building dams and gathering food just in time for winter to come again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628552133
Publisher:
Sylvan Dell Publishing
Publication date:
02/10/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,332,972
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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The Beavers' Busy Year 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
A Beaver's Busy Year is an excellent, and quite informative, book about beavers that will satisfy the inquisitive minds of even the most insatiable young reader. Engaging and educational, this book has a lot to offer without feeling "text-book-ish."  Author Mary Holland has left no stone unturned in regards to the fascinating lives of this elusive creature. The main body of the book covers interesting facts about beavers and includes some terrific photographs which help support the content of the book.  In the back of the book, the author provides even more informational tidbits that will satisfy most any questions kids might have about beavers.  Youngsters with an unquenchable desire to find answers will not be left hanging after reading this book which comes highly recommended.   A Beaver's Busy Year is a great selection for classrooms, home and school libraries, and gift-giving for youngsters fascinated with animals.
book4children More than 1 year ago
This book gives children an inside look at a beaver's life. Have you ever wondered what's inside a beaver dam? What do beavers eat all winter? How many babies they have in a litter? This educational book answers these questions and more. It is informative and interesting, yet short enough for even young preschoolers to enjoy. The photography is beautiful and adds to the visual interest of the book. There are a couple pages of good information and beaver facts at the end of the book for kids that want to know more. Verdict: Really good non-fiction for kids!
ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
This book is a very informative book all about beavers. It teaches about how important beavers are to our habitat. Beavers are a keystone specie. Keystone species by definition means that many different plants and animals depend on beaver ponds and wetlands for their survival. These aquatic animals are busy all year long, They are smart animals who know what they need for survival. Beavers make their lodge in unique way to keep predators away. This book has real life photographs through out it. I recommend this book for anyone who is an animal lover. DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Abordale Publishing (formerly Sylvan Dell Publishing) in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer and no compensation was received for this review.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Have you ever seen a real, live beaver? Beavers are mammals, just like us, which have hair, give birth to live young, and feed their babies milk. They are also rodents, like mice, chipmunks, squirrels, woodchucks, and porcupines, which have four big front teeth called incisors that never stop growing. When our boys were young, we lived in Dayton, OH, and took them to see some beavers at a local metro park. After we moved to Missouri, we took them to a Department of Conservation beaver watch program at a nearby nature preserve along the Missouri River. What do beavers eat? Where do they live? And what do they do in the fall, winter, spring, and summer? Children love to learn about different kinds of animals. In A Beaver’s Busy Year, the informative text and the gorgeous, full-color photographs, all by Mary Holland, provide a lot of interesting facts about beavers and how they live. These fascinating creatures were once hunted almost to extinction for their fur which was used to make men’s hats. The “For Creative Minds” section in the back has additional material on beaver signs, how beavers engineer their dams, and their relationship to other pond wildlife. There is a 15-30 page teaching activities guide available at the publisher’s website to help youngsters explore the world of beavers further. A similar Sylvan Dell title by Mary Holland is Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer.