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The Animals' Winter Sleep

The Animals' Winter Sleep

by Lynda Graham-Barber, Nancy Carol Willis

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Taking nonfiction into the realm of bedtime read-to-me stories, this rich, melodic text paired with detailed color pencil illustrations describes how 13 North American animal species—such as black bear, ermine, pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grouse—survive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges. Additional information, geared to very young children, includes animal winter survival adaptations, such as the foods they eat, nesting materials, camouflage, and predator survival along with a series of questions that encourage children to look back at the illustrations for clues. A line art diagram of the final panorama illustration that identifies the location of all 13 animal species is also included.

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ISBN-13: 9780983340645
Publisher: Birdsong Books
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 24
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Lynda Graham-Barber is the author of 10 nonfiction picture books for children—including Spy Hops and Belly Flops and Toad or Frog? Swamp or Bog?—and a series of holiday books that includes Christmas, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day. She lives in Newport Center, Vermont. Nancy Carol Willis is the author and illustrator of Raccoon Moon, Red Knot: A Shorebird's Incredible Journey, and The Robins in Your Backyard. She lives in Middletown, Delaware.

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The Animals' Winter Sleep

By Lynda Graham-Barber

Birdsong Books

Copyright © 2008 Lynda Graham-Barber
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ISBN: 978-0-9833406-4-5


Where do the northern animals sleep when it's nose-stinging cold and the snow drifts deep?

Bedded down in the spruce grove, where the howling winds don't blow.

In a hollow log near the old fence row.

Wedged between the rocks, sleeping all alone,

Snug together under a crumbing wall of stone.

In a mud-and-stick lodge, shaped like a dome,

Curled up warm in their boulder cave home.

Inside a dead maple tree, with family all around,

Tail-wrapped, in a tree-top nest, safe from all harm.


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