What if Jack and Jill had been playing on a nice soft sand dune instead of that treacherous hill? And suppose Mary's pet wasn't really a lamb. What if Mary had a little . . . clam? Those questions -- and more -- are gleefully answered in Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls. This collection retells Mother Goose rhymes and celebrates America's coastlines and waterways -- from sea to shining sea. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes: Poem related fun facts and a Map activity.
Six white horses were tired from all their work, so they took a little vacation.
A fly buzzing around a donkey's head sets off a chain of events that leads to a cow in the cabbage patch.
You have never seen - and never will, anywhere else - such mixed-up critters as these. Kids will delight in them!
A frog and a hog get into a spat that turns into a full-blown feud, until the judge lays down the law.
Told in rhyming narrative, Habitat Spy invites children to find plants (or algae), invertebrates, birds, and mammals living in thirteen different North American habitats: backyard, beach, bog, cave, desert, forest, meadow, mountain, ocean, plains, pond, river, and swamp. Children will have fun discovering the characteristics of each habitat as they "spy," identify, and count the resident plants and animals and learn about the interactions between living and non-living things.
Told in the first person, the narrator describes the ocean as she experiences it through her five senses.