Monday, August 31, 2009

Nonfiction Monday: Moving Day by Pamela Hickman, illustrated by Geraldo Valerio

One winter, a woodchuck digs himself a nice, warm hole. When he moves out in spring, new animals move in. And so it goes as a succession of animals reuse the cozy den, from skunks to snakes. Along the way, the reader learns about the habits and family life of many different woodland animals. The animals have distinctive sploshes of color and elongated legs and ears, and we see them up close and from a distance moving in and out of their temporary home. There are brief explanations of the habits of each animal mentioned in the back.

Verdict: A good beginning picture book for learning about animal habitats or just for kids who like animal stories.

ISBN: 978-1554530748; Published March 2008 by Kids Can Press; Borrowed from the library

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