Even though it looks like a snow globe from the windows at school, the woodchuck in It’s Moving Day by Pamela Hickman is awakening to spring. On its mind is the best place to find food. Rabbit soon discovers the empty borrow and realizes it is a fabulous home to raise a family. The season wanes and soon rabbit knows time to find a new place for winter. It is then that salamander takes rabbit’s place as rabbit had taken woodchuck’s place And so it goes, the raccoon, the snakes the chipmunk, a skunk family and then circling back to woodchuck.
It’s Moving Dayintroduces young readers to the variety of animals who use a burrow as a habitat. Geraldo Valerio’s acrylic illustrations are vibrant and depict the text in a fun, playful manner.
Nonfiction Monday is hosted today at Lori Calabrese Writes. Thank you, Lori.
Please hold Bridget Zinn, Portland YA Librarian,writer and kidlit blogger, in your healing prayers and thoughts. She was admitted into the hospital last week and has been diagnosed with colon cancer (and the cancer has spread to other areas. ) An account to help Bridget with medical expenses is being set up. More when I find out.