Written by Randi Sonenshine
Illustrated by Anne Hunter
Hardcover | $18.99
Published by Candlewick
Sep 27, 2022 | 32 Pages
The Lodge That Beaver Built
A lush companion to The Nest That Wren Built brings to light the habits of a secretive creature with lifelike illustrations and a lyrical, informative text.
Resourceful Beaver and his family work every day to build the perfect lodge in the pond, made of branches from the shore willow and silty mud from the streambed. Secure and safe from the elements and all the forest animals who come by, the beavers sleep, play, and grow inside the lodge. But come springtime’s flood, this family of beavers will move on, leaving behind the remains of the lodge that Beaver built. Gently scientific and accessible, with soft, glowing illustrations from award-winning artist Anne Hunter, this lilting, poetic companion to The Nest That Wren Built introduces young children to the engineering feat of dam-building and the life cycle of beaver families. Budding nature lovers can explore more beaver facts, a glossary, and a list of suggested resources in the back matter.
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Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Cooperative Children's Book Center 2023 Best-of-the-Year Selection
2023 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year Selection, 5-9 STEM Category
Praise for The Lodge That Beaver Built
"... this book is a window to the natural world that will be valuable for many years to come."
Lonna Pierce, School Library Connection Journal (Starred Review)
"This lovely book ticks the boxes for a nonfiction, informative picture book with all the text and illustration grace of the best fiction offerings."
Sandy Brehl, Cybils Awards Committee