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A little beaver with a slapdash approach to dam-building comes to appreciate the satisfaction of a job well done in this sweet tale that's perfect for storytime.

Nibble, nibble, snap. When Little Beaver sets a single twig across the stream, he figures that should be good enough for a dam. "I'm done!" he calls to Papa before tearing off to play with Fish. But Papa isn't buying it, and it's back to work for Little Beaver. Nibble, nibble, snap, scoop, scoop, pat. Little Beaver sets two more twigs across the stream, and adds some mud before scurrying off with Blue Heron. Mama isn't amused. "You're not done yet." GRETCHEN MCLELLAN'S text explores the value of perseverance at a level perfect for very young readers, while CATHARINE LAZAR ODELLS darling illustrations capture the sweetness of Little Beaver's attempts at perfecting his dam—and the triumph of his eventual success.

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ISBN-13: 9780823437054
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,087,525
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: AD460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

GRETCHEN MCCLELLAN writes everywhere she can—in barns and bookstores, bathtubs and beds, cars and coffee houses.

CATHERINE LAZAR ODELL has been to all fifty states in the US, lived in six, and has called Portland, Oregon home for twelve years. There, she creates in her garage studio. She can weld and sew. This is her first picture book.

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