We go inside when the rain comes down, but where do animals go? That depends on the kind of animal and where it lives. Bees hide in hives and ants stay safe in underground nests. Squirrels pull their long bushy tails over their heads like umbrellas. Caterpillars crawl under leaves. This new book for young readers offers a first glimpse at how different animals in different habitats behave during a thunderstorm.
In simple, easy-to-understand language, veteran children s book author Melissa Stewart takes a lyrical look at the behavior of animals in forests, fields, wetlands, and deserts and briefly describes how each creature interacts with its rained-soaked environment. Constance Bergum s soft, watercolor paintings colorfully depict the animals and special features of each habitat. Individual sidebar and panel illustrations provide close-up details of the natural world.
"A simple text and gentle watercolor illustrations, organized by habitat, reveal how in forests, fields, wetlands and deserts 22 different species respond...this should appeal to very young listeners curious about the natural world." --Kirkus Reviews
"...the book would be a good choice for rainy-day sharing or to introduce a weather unit..." --School Library Journal
"Each visual is an excellent demonstration of animals in their surroundings...a wonderful way to share learning about nature with our younger scientists." --Library Media Connection
"...a beautiful book...This book will spark discussions..." --Science Books & Films "Watercolors by Constance R. Bergum are a pleasure to examine. Science writer Melissa Stewart provides a text which paints pictures with words." --The Carroll News