The Animals' Winter Sleep by Lynda Graham-Barber

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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.


About Lynda Graham-Barber

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Lynda Graham-Barber: Lynda Graham-Barber’s abiding passions for writing and animals have intermingled for four-decades, as children’s book editor, writing teacher, author of 13 books, and animal rights advocate. The author, who holds a MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, lives in a small stone cottage, wh
Published September 1, 2008 by Birdsong Books. 24 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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