Turnagain Ptarmigan, Where Did You Go?

Turnagain Ptarmigan, Where Did You Go?

by James Guenther, Shannon Cartwright
     
 

From Paws IV, Alaska's favorite line of children's books, comes this delightful tale about the willow ptarmigan, Alaska's state bird. Illustrator Shannon Cartwright once again brings to the page and into kids' hearts a delightful tale about Alaska wildlife. In this new Paws IV book, a young girl plays hide-and-seek with a friendly ptarmigan on the Alaska Range.

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From Paws IV, Alaska's favorite line of children's books, comes this delightful tale about the willow ptarmigan, Alaska's state bird. Illustrator Shannon Cartwright once again brings to the page and into kids' hearts a delightful tale about Alaska wildlife. In this new Paws IV book, a young girl plays hide-and-seek with a friendly ptarmigan on the Alaska Range. Season by season, the ptarmigan changes its plumage to blend with its surroundings, leaving the little girl wondering each time where it has disappeared to. Written in rhyming verse and filled with fascinating information about the ptarmigan, this charming book is ideal for reading aloud to young children.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-This simple rhyming text explains the seasonal cycle of Alaska's state bird. The young girl asks, "Turnagain ptarmigan! Where did you go?" The willow ptarmigan responds by explaining what it is doing and how it is constantly changing plumage to serve as camouflage. An afterword provides a more detailed profile of the bird. The rhyme strains when the girl asks, "Turnagain ptarmigan! Are you having a meeting?" and her feathered friend replies, "These berries are sweet. We're over here eating." Overall, however, the tone is light and pleasing. Cartwright's realistic and close-focus artwork is interesting in composition and will stand the scrutiny of professional naturalists. Though some of the wordplay may be lost on readers outside of Alaska (the ptarmigan is continually molting, and Turnagain is the name of an arm of Cook Inlet near Anchorage), this title is an attractive choice for collections needing books on northern animals.-Sue Sherif, Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library, AK Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570612374
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Paws IV Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.88(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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