Over in the Forest : Come and Take a Peek
Follow the tracks of ten woodland animals but watch out for the skunk! Here, children learn the ways of forest animals to the rhythm of 'Over in the Meadow' as they leap like a squirrel, dunk like a raccoon, and pounce like a fox. They will also count the babies and search for ten hidden forest animals.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 229 x 254 x 5.08mm | 158.76g
- 15 Mar 2012
- Dawn Publications,U.S.
- Nevada City, Calif, United States
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Do you know what baby opossums are called? Based on the rhythm of the folk song "Over in the Meadow," author Marianne Berkes's latest counting book in rhyme presents various forest animals and their offspring, from a mother beaver and her "little kit one" to a father red fox and his "little kits ten," including a shy mother 'possum and "her little joeys three," all beautifully portrayed by Jull Dubin's cut-paper illustrations. In addition to the reinforcement of learning how to count, children are introduced to the different creatures and their babies. Following the tracks of these ten woodland animals, young readers will become acquainted with how to leap like a squirrel and dunk like a raccoon. And, of course, you know what the nine little skunk kits do, don't you? To help make the book interactive, there is a hidden animal at each opening for youngsters to hunt and find. And to provide even more educational value, there are pages in the back with further information about the temperate forest ecosystem, the hidden animals, and the main animals pictured, along with tips from the author and the illustrator, and finally the complete song with both music and words. Over in the Forest will be a delight for young and not-so-young nature lovers. Other Dawn Publications books in the "Over" series by Berkes include Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under; Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme; Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, all three of which I have previously reviewed; and Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow.show moreby Wayne S. Walker