Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Beavers' Busy Year by Mary Holland

 About the book:  Along a stream a dam pops out of the water. Beavers are busy at work! These aquatic mammals have unique traits that aid them in building the perfect lodge to raise young beavers and keep predators away. Mary Holland’s vibrant photographs document the beavers’ activities through the course of a year. Do these beavers ever take a break? Follow along as they pop through the winter ice to begin the busy year of eating bark, building dams and gathering food just in time for winter to come again.

Review:   This book is a very informative book all about beavers. It teaches about how important beavers are to our habitat. 

As a mother of three children, this book was just as interesting to me as it was to my ten year old son! The real life photographs through out the book were amazing. I never knew beavers are this smart. It teaches how  a beaver prepares his dwelling and food for the winter months. This books takes you a full year into a beavers busy life. I found a whole new respect for these aquatic mammals. You will find a section in the back of this book called "For Creative Minds". This area is a great educational resource for further learning and reviewing.

Beavers are a keystone specie. Keystone species by definition  means that many different plants and animals depend on beaver ponds and wetlands for their survival. These aquatic animals are busy all year long, They are smart animals who know what they need for survival. Beavers make their lodge in unique way to keep predators away. 

This book has real life photographs through out it. I recommend this book for anyone who is an animal lover. (rev. Beth Barlow, Parent)

About the author:  Mary Holland is a naturalist, nature photographer. She has won many awards for writing children's book. She has a passion for animal conservation and sharing her love for animals with young children.

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Abordale Publishing (formerly Sylvan Dell Publishing) in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer and no compensation was received for this review.

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