A Strange Place To Call Home

A Strange Place To Call Home
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August 22, 2012
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Under the desert's cracked and barren skin, spadefoot toads are waiting for rain. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. Even in the frozen hearts of glaciers, ice worms by the billion flourish. In this fascinating look at fourteen animals who defy the odds by thriving in Earth's most dangerous places, renowned poet Marilyn Singer and celebrated artist Ed Young show that of all the miracles of life, it is life's persistence that astounds the most.

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Informative, poetic and lovely!
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I wasn't prepared for how lovely this book is. Each page is a poem written for the habitat of a specific animal. So, not only is the book well written and in poem form, but it's informative!

The illustrations are unique and fun to look at. The words are written in a way that flows easily off the tongue, and makes it easier for younger children to read it.

My family and I love this book. Learn all about the habitats of the Humboldt penguins to urban foxes. And if that's not enough, the end of the book has more information on each specific animal, plus it discusses different forms of poetry. This book has it all and I cannot recommend it enough!
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