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OH! What a fun book to review. Seriously, just a hoot. Learning about Beavers and seeing all the remarkable things about them. Just a delightful read. The book: The Superpower Field Guide: Beavers.
From the Cover
The first book in a new series, Beavers is a humorous, informative, and highly illustrated field guide written for middle-schoolers. Take a look at an unsuspecting animal hero The Beaver.
What you Get
Humour written around highly informative text. Elmer the beaver has 10 superpowers which we are given in lots of detail. Some of his powers are his unstoppable fur, his ever-toiling tail, and his winter survival skills.
Each page shows colour in the illustrations. I was delighted to see the colours suit a book about beavers. We don’t find pinks and yellows, but rather the blues, greens and browns that would naturally pervade a beavers habitat.
Every so often you’ll come across a quiz, making sure the reader is paying attention for after all, the goal is to learn about an amazing animal. So pay attention and rock those quizzes! 🙂 They aren’t hard, but they do cover the super power at hand.
When I first clapped my eyes on Beavers I thought WOOHOO! A book about a quintessential Canadian animal! It’s even on our nickel! You know what I discovered? Beavers aren’t just an animal for Canada! (yeah, I kinda knew that but now I know the nitty-gritty details). 🙂
If you have a love of Canada, an interest in beavers, or perhaps you are studying mammals… check out Beavers. Learn their superpowers and be amazed, because beavers are really interesting critters!
BeaversClick image for Amazon Link
Nicolas John Frith (illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Series: The Superpower Field Guide
96 Pages, hardcover, 9 years +
Biology, Science, Canada, Beavers, North America
Reviewed for Raincoast Books.