Ensemble: Animals in Harmony

ensemble animals in harmony

Human beings have figured out how important it is to be connected to other human beings. People matter to people and it turns out that for animals being together with their own kind can even save their lives.  Imagine a herring out in the ocean swimming along all by itself.  How easy would it be for a predator to spot it and gulp it down?  Now, take a huge group of herring - called a shoal - swimming along together.  That huge group - being together- protects each herring from being the one that is caught.

This informative and entertaining book gives us eye-grabbing illustrations of different groups of animals in nature and teaches us the names for those groups.  A "generation" of flamingos, a "harem" of zebras, all of these surprising and delightful names/terms for the groups of animals are examples of animals joining together for all kinds of purposes.

Gorgeous illustrations deliver the beauty and the mystery of the wild world around us.  Perfect for children who love to understand the world of animals around them and especially for our Investigators who need to know that extra information that takes them a step beyond the average.

32 pages                                    978-1441335500                                        Ages 5-9

Keywords:  animals, collective nouns, zoology, survival, working together, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com


Most animal species choose to live in a society. From herds of elephants and packs of wolves, to colonies of butterflies and flocks of geese, many creatures prefer to live together, rather than on their own.

  • This beautiful picture book reveals how and why each group lives in solidarity, as an Ensemble.
    • Cleverly interwoven, Joanna Rzezak's eye-catching illustrations support the book's theme of individuals coming together to create one beautiful whole.
    • 36 pages.
    • Full color throughout.



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