Author: Pamela Hickman Copyright Date: 2008
Illustrator: Geraldo Valērio
Pamela Hickman tells a simple story introducing woodland animals and some of their interconnections. A good introductory picture book for work on habitats and animals. Geraldo Valerio has created appealing illustrations using strong lines and pleasing use of colour and movement. A useful addition to the K-8 library for teaching about habitats and biosystems. Early educators could use it in a unit on animals or seasons. It would make an excellent companion to Hopper’s Spring by Marcus Pfister and could therefore be used to highlight the reading comprehension strategy “making connections” as a text to text connection.
Rating: #1(Highly Recommended) #2 ✓ #3 #4 (not acceptable)
Interest Level: Grade: Picture book 1-3 Reading Level: Grade 1-3
Curriculum Area: Science, Language Arts
Theme(s) Topic(s): animal habitats, writing non-fiction picture books
This book would be suitable for: ✓ Lit Circles ✓ Kit Materials ✓Read-Aloud (Gr.) 1-3