Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Animals in Fall

Animals in Fall by Martha E.H. Rustad

"It's fall. Animals start to get ready for cooler weather. Geese know winter is coming. They fly south together. Monarch butterflies fly south too. They find warm places to stay. Snowshoe hares change color. Their fur starts to turn from brown to white."

This is a great picture book for preschool age children at the beginning of fall. Using real-life photographs of animals, the book describes how animals prepare for the colder, winter months.

I think books such as these are great to read a few years in a row as children slowly grasp the concept of changing seasons and how the seasons affect weather, animals and people.

For example, a three year old may be familiar with Monarch butterflies, deer and honey bees, but may find it difficult to understand what "flying south" really means because of his/her limited understanding of the world around them.

1 comment:

Jeff Kahl said...

:) Fall is my favorite season! Can we read that to Cy this coming fall?