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 Tree hole homes : daytime dens and nighttime nooks
 Author: Stewart, Melissa

 Publisher:  Random House Studio (2022)

 Dewey: 591.56
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 854291 ISBN: 9780593373309
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Animals -- Habitations

Price: $23.28

Offers an inviting peek into tree holes and the amazing animals that inhabit them.

 Illustrator: Hevron, Amy

   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/22)
   Booklist (06/01/22)
 The Hornbook (00/09/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2022 Stewart asks children to imagine approaching a towering tree with a hole in its trunk that’s large enough for them to slip inside. What if they lived there? How would it feel? This picture book introduces 15 animals living in tree holes that they have either found or made for themselves and their young. The dual text broadens the age range of the book’s potential audience, offering a brief commentary for young children and additional facts for somewhat older kids. The simpler, large-print text offers a brief phrase of a continuing sentence on each double-page spread, while individual paragraphs in small type provide more-detailed information on the animals discussed. Hevron’s stylized illustrations—digital collages of acrylics and markers on wood—depict the critters and their homes using a limited but effective range of colors. The back matter provides information on each of the featured animals, which include eastern bluebirds, raccoons, tree frogs, bobcats, and little brown bats; most live in North America. A useful addition to classroom units on animal homes. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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