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The Busy Beaver
by Nicholas Oldland


Overview - A clueless beaver discovers the impact his actions have on others.   Read more...

 
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Overview
A clueless beaver discovers the impact his actions have on others.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781554537495
  • ISBN-10: 1554537495
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Mammals

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-09-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Written and illustrated in the same breezy style as Big Bear Hug and Making the Moose Out of Life—whose protagonists play supporting roles in this outing—Oldland's small-format book sounds clear notes about being conscientious of one's surroundings. A careless beaver is oblivious to the consequences of his actions: he "always made a mess of the forest," leaving trees half-chewed and felling "more than he needed." His recklessness even more directly affects his fellow forest dwellers when a tree he's chomping falls on a bear's head, and he chews a moose's leg, mistaking it for a tree. But after a tree that the beaver is gnawing on lands on his own head, and he's hospitalized, he finally reflects on the damage he's caused. Following his recovery the beaver puts his energy to positive use and makes amends to the forest and his friends. Cool, natural colors dominate Oldland's digital pictures, which are highlighted by humorous images of the bug-eyed, big-toothed hero. The art's quirkiness and the text's droll delivery contribute equally to the lighthearted tone of this cautionary tale. Ages 3–7. (Aug.)

 
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