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It's Moving Day!

by Pamela Hickman, illustrated by Geraldo Valério

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list price: $17.95
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published: March 2008
ISBN:9781554530748
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Tucked away beneath a big tree on the edge of a field lies a home --- a small burrow --- for many. In every season, a different creature makes its home here and then moves on, making room for the next occupant.

After a long winter's sleep, the woodchuck relocates to another burrow, but its former home is not left vacant for long. A cottontail rabbit raises her family there. After the kits have all hopped away, a salamander takes refuge in the same safe place.

Through this engaging and informative introduction to woodland animals in their habitats, young readers will delight in learning about natural science as it is integrated into an inviting picture book.

About the Authors

Pamela Hickman

Pamela is an award-winning author of over 35 non-fiction nature books for children, including The Kids Canadian Nature Series, First Look at Nature Series, Animal Senses and Animals Hibernating. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.
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Geraldo Valério

Pamela is an award-winning author of over 35 non-fiction nature books for children, including The Kids Canadian Nature Series, First Look at Nature Series, Animal Senses and Animals Hibernating. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice
  • Winner, Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association

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Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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It’s Moving Day

What do you suppose can be found lurking in a woodlot burrow? It’s Moving Day explores the ebb and flow of a subterranean den and the variety of woodland animals who seek its shelter over the changing seasons.

The initial resident is a hibernating woodchuck who eventually decides to leave the safety of the burrow in order to locate a summer home. These premises, however, are not left vacant for long. A cottontail rabbit moves in and makes it the perfect place in which to raise her kits. After their departure, in crawls a yellowspotted salamander who finds it just the right abode for passing the winter. Subsequent tenants run the course of raccoons, milk snakes, chipmunks and skunks. Many seasons pass, and the story reaches full circle with the residency of a second woodchuck, perhaps a descendant of the original occupant.

Pamela Hickman has written an appealing and educational introduction to woodland animals. Her words may be few but their content is rich and abounding in gentle, natural drama. Young readers will become acquainted with the behaviour and life cycles of the inhabitants of this dwelling. Further information is added in a brief but helpful biography about each creature. Geraldo Valerio’s acrylic illustrations of the woodland scenes are vibrant and filled with energy. There is an element of amusement as each page harbours a clue as to whom the burrow’s next resident might be. As one peruses these illustrations, one senses the ongoing juxtaposition of innocence and survival.

This charming publication will surely pique the interest of budding young naturalists. It’s Moving Day proves that, as often in the world of real estate — above or below ground, location is everything

Source: The Canadian Children's Bookcentre. Spring 2008. Vol.31 No.2.

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It’s Moving Day

Through this engaging and informative introduction to woodland animals, youngsters encounter eight residents of a single burrow through the changing seasons. Vibrant and cheerful acrylic artwork accompanies the story. Facts on behaviour and life cycles of featured animals are included.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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