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Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow
Authors:
Marianne Berkes
Artists:
Jill Dubin
Format: Paperback
Teachers and parents, here is another favourite from Marianne, who has a special talent. The kids think it’s entertainment while teachers and parents think it’s a great lesson about the Arctic! This book combines singing, counting, and full-body action with terrific cut-paper illustrations that kids will want to imitate.

Over in the Arctic, the snow goose “honks” and the wolf “howls.” Children too will joyfully honk and howl while they count the baby animals and sing to the tune of “Over in the Meadow.” And they’ll hunt for hidden animals on each page. A big plus for educators are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.

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"Modeled after the traditional song “Over in the Meadow,” this (for the most part) easily chanted rhyme introduces a variety of land and sea animals and birds found in the tundra. Standard number-recognition and counting concepts are augmented by additional ideas and vocabulary in the active text, which highlights the Arctic climate, animal habits and the proper names for the animals’ young. “Over in the Arctic / Where some creatures migrate, / Lived a mother snow goose / And her little goslings eight. / ‘Honk,’ said the mother. / ‘We honk,’ said the eight. / So they honked and flew south / Where some creatures migrate.” Graceful, stylish cut-paper collages in a mixture of bright colors and patterns create icy backgrounds for each scene. Well-conceived extension ideas for curriculum and art connections follow a “hidden animal” game and a “Fact or Fiction” explanation about the rhyme’s tundra environment. A value-added exploration of the Arctic for preschoolers and early elementary-age children." — Kirkus Reviews

Educator Information
Included are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.

This book is part of the "Over in the..." series.

Recommended ages: 3-8

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32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"
$11.95

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Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek
Authors:
Marianne Berkes
Artists:
Jill Dubin
Format: Paperback
Jump like a squirrel, dunk like a raccoon, and . . . uh-oh . . . watch out for the skunk! Children learn the ways of forest animals to the rhythm of "Over in the Meadow" in this delightful introduction to the woodland habitat. They will also count the babies and search for hidden animals. And when they see how each illustration is made from cut paper, they may be inspired to try cut-paper art, too.

Once again, Marianne Berkes makes learning fun. Kids will hide, graze, and pounce as they imitate and count the animals. Plus Marianne provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about forest animals, literature, and writing. Teachers and parents, as well as kids, are the winners here.

Reviews
"This story follows the rhythm and rhyme scheme of “Over in the Meadow” as mothers teach their babies life skills. “Over in the forest/where the clean waters run/Lived a busy mother beaver/and her little kit one./’Build,’ said the mother/’I build,’ said the one./So they helped build a lodge/where the clean waters run.” All 10 babies are called by their names: “fawns,” “joeys,” “hatchlings,” “poults,” and “chicks,” which is educational (although several young animals are called “kits”). Beautiful cut-paper collages, embellished with pencil, pastels, and ink, are filled with soothing, woodsy colors and many textures. This book would be a great read-aloud, followed with a call-and-response song-the music is provided at the end. Questions about what is fact and what is fictionalized (e.g., the numbers of babies) in the story, information about the animals, and tips and activities from the author and the illustrator are appended. With its many curricular extensions and wonderful springboard to art classes, this book is a terrific addition to most collections." — School Library Journal

Educator Information
In this book, the author provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about forest animals, literature, and writing.

This book is part of the "Over in the..." series.

Recommended ages: 3-8

Additional Information
32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"

$11.95

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