|Build, beaver, build! : life at the longest beaver dam|
Author: Markle, Sandra
Follows a year in the life of a young male beaver as he swims, plays, helps his family build and repair their dam and lodge, and learns how to flap his tail to ward off predators.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 179536
Kirkus Reviews (-) (01/01/16)
School Library Journal (02/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2016 K-Gr 3—An exciting introduction to these semiaquatic animals. Readers follow a young beaver kit over the course of a year as he and his family find food, ward off predators, and continue to build their dam and lodge. Short paragraphs lend themselves to being read aloud, and the narrative will hold kids' attention. However, the details and vocabulary found in other animal texts are lacking here; report writers will need to look elsewhere for general facts. Hocking's intricate and beautiful full-spread watercolors greatly enhance the text. VERDICT A solid supplemental purchase.—Jennifer Wolf, Beaverton City Library, OR - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.