The other day as I was walking on the treadmill I watched a video about the Spirit Bears of British Columbia. A big part of the menu for these bears is the salmon run. It made me think of my most recent review. Run Salmon Run would be a great book to go along with learning about these elusive bears. Salmon don’t only provide a major part of their diet, but the off cast feeds many smaller animals, providing fertilizer for the forest, a nutrient-dense environment for their fry and much much more. The Salmon run is a necessary part of the eco-system. Learn more about salmon and their very necessary lifecycle.
What I am Reviewing
Raincoast BooksRun Salmon Run is a hardcover picture book geared at children in kindergarten to grade 3. Written by Bobs & Lolo and illustrated by Lori Joy Smith it was published by Page Two Books. 36 pages of full colour illustrations along with large print to make it easy to share with a group of children. It covers the life-cycle of the wild Pacific Salmon from tiny egg to returning adult. Run Salmon Runs comes complete with a glossary of terms. Reviewed for Raincoast Books.
The Details about Run Salmon Run
Large print text fills the first page of every two-page spread. Rhyming couplets easy to read.
The second part of the two-page spread introduces new terminology in a short rhyme. Words like alevin, fry, smolt, krill, and spawn. Introducing us to various life stages and food sources.
Should you get it?
YES! It’s short and sweet, a great primer to learning the basics of the salmon and their life-cycle. It would for me, be the first book in learning about salmon. I do wish they had a bit more in it about the importance of salmon to the eco-system, but for a book directed at youngsters, it’s a good start. The colourful pages fill the eye with delight, and the numerous items to look at on the page give additional conversation-starters. A lovely book indeed, I urge you to look into Run Salmon Run.