A Place to Start a Family
Poems About Creatures That Build
A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies.
Many animals build something—a nest, tunnel, or web—in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live—underground, in the water, on land, or in the air—twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life.
Giles Laroche's intricate cut-paper illustrations are so life-like, readers will feel like they've stepped right into the homes of some of nature's best builders.
Back matter includes more information about each animal.
Look Inside the Book:
David Harrison's first book for children, The Boy with a Drum (Golden Press, 1969), has sold millions of copies. David has since published more than eighty books, which have earned numerous honors, and lives in Springfield, Missouri.
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Giles Laroche, illustrator
Giles Laroche has illustrated many children's books, including Down to the Sea in Ships (Putnam), and wrote and illustrated If You Lived Here: Houses of the World (Houghton Mifflin). Giles lives in Salem, Massachusetts.
Read more about Giles Laroche.
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ISBN: 978-1-63289-605-6 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-606-3 PDF
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Page count: 32
10 x 10
Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 2. Standards 1-8, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 3. Standards 1-4, 7, 8, 10