Friday, August 26, 2011

Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs by Linda Ashman , Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)

Overview from Barnes and Noble:
Many places can make a home—a silent cave, a secret den, a silky web, even a sticky honeycomb. Each one is safe and snug and just right for the families who live there. Linda Ashman's spare, lyrical text and Lauren Stringer's sumptuous paintings invite you to explore some of these wonderful homes and see how different—yet alike—they can be.

Describes some of the unique places where animals build their homes such as in a heap of twigs, on a castle tower, in a cave, or in the hollow space inside a tree.
My thoughts:
They rhyming nature of the text in this picture books makes it very easy to read.  Each page features a different animal home or children at play in a home like a castle.  It would be a good book to use to discuss the different places animals live.  The illustrations are appealing.  The title and cover art are what drew me to the book in the first place.  I loved the view through the cave entrance of the green valley.
•Pub. Date: March 2001
•Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
•Format: Hardcover , 32pp
•Age Range: For infants or children in preschool
•ISBN-13: 9780152022112
•ISBN: 0152022112

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