Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Beaver's Busy Year - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

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.

My Review:

I know a little bit about beavers but they aren't animals I've ever necessarily been interested in. I will say, however, that The Beaver's Busy Year is a book that covers a lot of interesting information about the habits and behaviors of beavers. The realistic illustrations show beavers as they gather food, build dams, and more. The 'For Creative' Minds section in the back of the book is thorough in teaching about Beaver Signs, Beavers as Habitat Engineers, Dam Building, Beaver Pond Wildlife, and Beaver Tails.

The Beaver's Busy Year is a Spring 2014 release from Arbordale Publishing.

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44 comments:

Janet W. said...

Yes, I've seen a beaver before!

Joyce Lansky said...

I don't know. Maybe not. That's an interesting question.

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Joyce Lansky said...

I don't know. Maybe not. That's an interesting question.

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Heather said...

I don't think I have ever seen a live beaver. I have seen a taxidermied one!

rubynreba said...

Yes, I have seen several beavers.
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Shelley P said...

I've seen beavers at the zoo. I may have even seen some in the wild. I know I saw their dams :)

Courtney B said...

never! but i would love to!

Kimberly said...

Yes, we have beavers locally.

barnold barnes said...

I'm not actually sure. I'll bet I have.

Nancy said...

Yes, I've seen beavers.

Nancy
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aperry said...

yes.. at the Minnesota zoo.

bison61 said...

yes I have

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gen meredith said...

I may have I do not remember if I have or not maybe at the zoo

jakiesmom said...

No, but my elementary school mascot was a beaver

Maryann Skaritka said...

No I have never seen a beaver
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ababe28 said...

I don't believe I have ever seen a beaver. I live near a Gorge, so you would think there may be beavers. I really would like to see one in the wild.
Ann B.

pmj said...

Nope, I have seen a den.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I have seen a beaver, they're quite intimidating to look at. But they're interesting for sure.

VickeC said...

yes I have at the zoo

McKim said...

Yes, several times.

Denise S. said...

No, I don't think I have.

Mihaela Day said...

I don't think I have ever seen a live beaver.

Niclan80 said...

I have seen a Beaver at a zoo but never in the wild.

Niclan80 said...

I have seen a Beaver at a zoo but never in the wild.

Melinda Stephens said...

I've never seen one in the wild.

Sue Hull said...

Yes I've seen one many times.In the city I live we have many beavers who've made a dam next to a restaurant downtown.Here in Martinez,Ca. the beavers are a big deal and have brought people from other states to see them.They're really fun to watch.Thank you for the cool giveaway :)

SexyBrat said...

I have not seen a beaver.

Snytar said...

Yes I've seen quite a few.

Misha Estrada said...

I have only seen cartoon beavers before.

Gala said...

only in a movie, alas

Katie Marks said...

We see beavers all the time in the creek behind my parents' house.

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Brenda said...

No I haven't!

Jonathan Brigden said...

I've seen plenty of beavers and their dams in Northern PA.

Charlene S. said...

No, I haven't :)

Lisa Pecora said...

I have seen a beaver.

trichie said...

Yes and he made a dam not far from me

kathy pease said...

I have never seen one in person only on tv and books

Susan Smoaks said...

i haven't ever seen a beaver

Jennifer Q. said...

Yes, I have seen a beaver but it was a few years ago!

trixx said...

Yes, but it was several years ago

Tylerpants said...

No I've never seen one in person, only on TV and in books. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Buddy Garrett said...

I have seen a beaver.

Library Lady said...

Yes, I have seen a beaver both in a zoo setting and in real life.

lilyk said...

I haven't seen a beaver in real life.