Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature
Captivating photos of animals accompany simple, engaging text to explain dormancy in nature. This highly curricular book teaches young readers about different kinds of dormancy and which animals do what. Featuring creatures like ladybugs, chickadees, squirrels, and even alligators, this book won't put curious kids to sleep!
"If you were a dormant tree, you would...
In your limbs,
a sugary liquid would protect you
from freezing inside.
Tiny leaf blankets wrap around your buds.
You would pause.
Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature exceeded my expectation with the images used. The photographs were absolutely wonderful, and worth looking through the book for. I was also very excited ...more
There are really interesting photographs to look at, and a lulling repetitiveness to the simple words much like Goodnight Moon. The blurb says it won’t put you to sleep, and while I agree the book will hold your attention, a young child reading this before bed could go to sleep ...more
A pairing of stunning photographs with a rhythmic narrative gives readers an intimate look at the wonders of nature. This second ...more
There is an informative glossary for kids at the back of the book regarding the different types of dormancy that different types of plants and animals experience.
***Many thanks to Netgalley and Lerner Publishing for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair ...more
Detailed photographs and a broad swath of subject matter enrich this book, highlighted by lyrical language and poetic phrases. Including definitions on types of dormancy and a bibliography for further exploration of the subject, this makes a great resources for classroom, ...more
What i really liked in this nonfiction picture book is how the author looks at the subject of dormancy as distinct from hibernation. We see a lot of books done around hibernation, but this title adds more than just animals and also includes tress, insects, and not your usual animals like alligators.
Highly recommend for your library shelf! Beautiful photography!
A picture book about dormancy in plants and animals. The book is illustrated with photos, some of them, like the cover photo, stunning. It also provides simple explanations for different animals slowing down before dormancy using words (wiggle, awake, feast, fly) to show action.