Beavers are dubbed a keystone species for good reason. The dams they build create ponds and other wetlands that are habitat for everything from microscopic life to giant moose.
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent’s inviting text introduces readers to the great variety of living things inhabiting beaver ponds, while exploring the pivotal role beavers play in making this diversity possible. Michael Runtz’s breathtaking photographs bring the beauty of these habitats to life, making readers feel as though they are right there beside him on the pond shore. Through AT HOME WITH THE BEAVER: THE STORY OF A KEYSTONE SPECIES, children will discover that by building a dam, beavers have not only created a home for themselves but have also provided a habitat for hundreds if not thousands of other life forms.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-1970039009 Ages 5-10
Keywords: beavers, habitat, science, STEM, ecology, photographs, animals, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, informational picture book, zoology