Hiders Seekers Finders Keepers: How Animals Adapt in Winter

Kids Can. Oct. 2022. 32p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781525304859.
K-Gr 3–A father and child, both with brown skin and black hair, set out on a walk in an autumnal landscape. They pass several animals and insects that are hiding, preparing for their winter hibernation. As the walk progresses, so does the season, and the pair is now in a wintry setting. Here they pass creatures who are seeking out warmer climates. Finally in late winter, the animals and insects are shown staying in the winter habitat and surviving by using the resources they have stored or are sharing. This is a soft, beautiful seasonal journey written in lyrical text with detailed and bright illustrations, stylized yet intricate and full of charm as they show the nature walk. Round side bars provide specific and fascinating details about the different creatures in the story. Includes a guide to tracking prints in the snow and a list of resources at the end.
VERDICT An excellent book to use in earth and life science units as well as a perfect seasonal read. By grouping the animals into three categories, it makes concepts of hibernation, migration, and adaptation easier for young readers to understand.

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