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ANYBODY HOME?

Author: Marianne Berkes

Illustrator: Rebecca Dickinson

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Publisher: Arbordale Publishing, 2013

Material: hard cover

Summary: Polly ‘Possum is expecting a new litter so she is looking for a nice, new home. Polly visits a number of other animals to see how they are living and then, luckily, finds just the right place to settle into before the babies arrive. This is an informational picture book that builds a story around animal habitats.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 8 and Up

Interest Level: 4 to 9

Reading Level: 2.8

Age of Child: Read with a second-grade class.

Young Reader Reaction: A friend used this book with her second graders and it worked well.

Adult Reader Reaction: I thought the text and art were very good. The "For Creative Minds" section at the back of the book is excellent, too.

Pros: Young readers will be drawn in with the art and then enjoy the story. To complement the content, there are activities at the back of the book.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is an excellent resource for educators and definitely for families home schooling their children.

If You Liked This Book, Try: A HOME FOR PEARL SQUIRREL   MY LITTLE BOOK OF BURROWING OWLS   LITTLE RED BAT

Educational Themes: In exploring for a home for her family, children learn about the habitats of other animals. These are animals that live in many of our communities, and reading the story together would be a great thing to do before going on a nature hike.

Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online reviews can be found at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal characters, humor

Date(s) Reviewed: January 2014

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at barnesandnoble.com; and feedback at amazon.com.




                 

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