Mammals of Small Pond

by Phoebe Erickson

Reagan age 8

5.0 rating
August 31, 2020

Mammals of Small Pond is about a pond featuring a raccoon mom, a mink family, an otter family, a muskrat family and a beaver family. In winter a thick sheet of ice covers small pond, and the beavers and minks are trapped under the ice, but don’t worry-they have burrows under the water and they have food.
I liked it, because it taught me about some cool stuff that I didn’t know, and because the chapters aren’t called “chapters”-they’re called winter, summer, fall, and spring.
It was a super short. I recommend it for children who are beginning to read chapter books.

Reagan Buffett

Wonderful Nature Lore Book

5.0 rating
August 24, 2020

This nature lore book tells a story about nature instead of just presenting nature facts. This really appeals to some of my kids that need more of a story to help them love learning about nature instead of just fact after fact being presented. My pickiest non-fiction reader loved this beautiful little book!

Danielle B

Simple, beautiful descriptions

5.0 rating
August 13, 2020

I liked learning about the mammals at the pond in a simply beautiful descriptive manner. Reading this book was almost like watching a documentary as the author takes you from one animal and one season to the next. This will be the perfect companion ton the mammals science unit!

Mackenzie S

Perfect for children that prefer non-fiction

5.0 rating
June 11, 2020

Before I could even read this short book myself, my 10 year old swiped it. He was so excited to have a book that was just for him! He is a reluctant reader, but mostly because he doesn’t enjoy fiction. He wants to read educational books, and this was right up his alley! I love that it is told in story form so that children can enjoy learning about the lives of the beavers, otters, and other animals without feeling like a school lesson. The pictures are so sweet, and it’s a quick read.

Katie P.

Great Living Nature Book!

5.0 rating
June 10, 2020

This is a great book to have when doing nature studies on mammals. You learn a lot about beavers, raccoons, minks, musk rats, and otters. I like books that help teach science through story. This book does just that.

Maryanne M
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Level 4

Life at the beaver pond is never dull or boring. The ebb and flow of work and play keeps all the little animals there busy throughout the year. With an entertaining storybook style, Mammals of Small Pond offers an insightful look at the day-to-day lives of minks, raccoons, otters, beavers, and muskrats. Follow along as they build homes, find food, teach their little ones, and have a bit of fun as well.

40 pages, full color

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

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