Children will discover mountain systems all over the world and the animals that inhabit them. Through torn paper artwork and lyrical text, children will travel to the Andes in South America, the Minshan and Himalayan Mountains in Asia, the Alps in Europe, Blue Mountains in Australia, Virunga Mountains in Africa, the Alaska Range and Rocky Mountains in North America, and more. Oh, the animals you will meet in every place! The text can be sung to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" and information about the animals in the story (and those hidden) is found in the back of the book. Children will want to read this book over and over, just to sing the lyrics and find the hidden nuances on each page. 32 pgs., p/b. ~ Donna
Discover twenty cool animals, ten great mountain ranges, and seven continents all in one story! And do it in the age-old style of children the world over"by clapping, counting, singing, and acting like . . . well, animals! What fun! Following the main story, this book is chock full of resources for parents and teachers, including facts about each of the animals featured (including the hidden animals) and about mountains. A simple world map makes it easy for children to locate the continents and the mountain ranges where the animals live. A "Tips from the Author" page has suggested activities and a "Tips from the Illustrator" page offers an interesting perspective from the artist, who created the illustrations using cut paper.