Chicken Little may have thought the sky was falling but Peter Pika is sure the glaciers are melting and is off to talk to the Mountain Monarch about it. Joined along the way by friends Tammy Ptarmigan, Sally Squirrel, Mandy Marmot, and Harry Hare, they all wonder what will happen to them if the glaciers melt. Where will they live, how will they survive? When Wiley Wolverine tries to trick them, can the Mountain Monarch save them? More importantly, can the Mountain Monarch stop the glaciers from melting?
When Sophia dreams that howling winds whisk the fur and feathers right off her animal friends, she shares some of her clothes with them. But her clothing doesn't work well for the animals. Seeing their disappointment, she offers to sew each one the "right" coat. Animals line up to explain what they need and why. Polar Bear needs white fur to stay warm and hide in the snow. Fish needs scales, but with slime. Snake needs scales too, but dry ones. And how will Sophia make a prickly coat for Porcupine? The award-winning team of Halfmann and Klein (Little Skink's Tail) reunite to bring animal coverings (and classification) to life in an imaginative way.
Did you know that octopuses are good escape artists? They can squirt dark ink into the water to surprise predators. Beginning readers will discover how octopuses use their eight arms to move, hide, and search for prey. Blastoff! Series
Did you know that a crab grows a new leg if it loses one? Or that a crab walks sideways? Young readers will learn about the shells, eyes, and legs of this scuttling creature. Blastoff! Series
Did you know that there is a fish with the head of a horse? This book introduces children to sea horses; how they look, use a snout to eat, hide on the ocean floor, and have babies. Blastoff! Series
Did you know that there is a seal bigger than a car? The elephant seal is the biggest kind of seal. This book teaches beginning readers about the many kinds of seals and how they live in water and on land. Blastoff! Series
A lobster hides by day and hunts for food by night. It wears its skeleton on the outside of its body. Children will discover the physical characteristics of lobsters and how they thrive underwater. Blastoff! Series