Humans Aren’t the Only Creatures Who Relocate
Regular contributor Debbie Glade tells us about migration in the following review:
Animal lovers will delight in Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration, written by Marianne Berkes. The author features 10 very different animals, like penguins and manatees, artic terns and caribou and writes rhyming verses about their migration patterns. Then the migration routes are beautifully mapped out. At the back of the book there’s a paragraph with more migration details about each animal. I, for one, am thrilled to learn new fascinating facts. For example, did you know that a loggerhead turtle migrates for some 20 years and travel around 8,000 miles in its lifetime?
Award-winning illustrator and environmentalist, Jennifer DiRubbio provides some marvelous pictures of the creatures in their natural habitats to round out this great book. I love the fact that Going Home teaches children about geography as well as animals. This book will encourage some great conversation with your children and generate many questions about our wide, wonderful world.
Debbie Glade, today’s guest reviewer, is the author, illustrator and voice talent of the award-winning children’s picture book The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica, published by Smart Poodle Publishing. She visits South Florida schools with her reading, writing and geography programs. For years, Debbie was a travel writer for luxury cruise lines. She writes parenting articles for various websites and is the Geography Awareness Editor for WanderingEducators.com. She blogs daily at smartpoodlepublishing.com.