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by Anne Mazer. (Knopf, 1984. ISBN 0679861874. Order Info.) Picture Book. 32 pages. Grades 1-3.
When Brian finds a salamander in the woods, he takes it home to live with him. By addressing his new pet's needs, Brian gradually creates a forest environment in his bedroom. The vivid illustrations depict the bedroom-turned-forest. The text allows the reader to discover the world of the forest layer by layer and to better understand the interdependence of creatures and their environment.
Emmaline and the Bunny by Katherine Hannigan. (2009, Greenwillow. ISBN 9780061626548. Order Info.) Chapter Book. 112 pages. Gr 1-3.
This chapter book uses a sweet approach to tell a cautionary tale of a town that doesn't allow any messiness. The consequences for one little girl effect her own quality of life as well as the wilderness environment. The writing is full of creative word usage and begs to be read aloud. A charming gem of a book. Read More.
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