Synopsis from Arbordale Publishing: Chicken Little may have thought the sky was falling but Peter Pika is sure the glaciers are melting and is off to talk to the Mountain Monarch about it. Joined along the way by friends Tammy Ptarmigan, Sally Squirrel, Mandy Marmot, and Harry Hare, they all wonder what will happen to them if the glaciers melt. Where will they live, how will they survive? When Wiley Wolverine tries to trick them, can the Mountain Monarch save them? More importantly, can the Mountain Monarch stop the glaciers from melting?
About: The Glaciers are Melting! is a children’s picture book written by Donna Love and illustrated by Shennen Bersani. This book was published on 2/10/2011 by Arbordale Publishing, hardcover, 32 pages. Please see more info about the author below. Arbordale Publishing’s mission is to inspire the love of reading and improve young children’s science and math skills through picture books. These books will captivate your kids’ minds on your lap, at bedtime, or in the classroom.
My Experience: I read this book for my 5-year-old son on 12/3/16 as an afternoon story time. This book introduces different animals and their names. The story repeats a lot, which is a good learning tool for kids, but the animals didn’t tell a story of why the glaciers are melting or explore the reason why the glaciers are melting so the story was not very interesting. We both like the pictures in this book. We also like the explanations at the end of the book about what glaciers are and where in the world glaciers exists. We like the advices on how we can take part in slowing down the climate change. I think if these facts & advices were told by these animals, the reading would have been more interesting.
Pro: last few pages of the book has facts of animals and what glaciers is, pretty pictures, animals and their names,
Con: the animals only voice their concerns but doesn’t take corrective actions
I rate it 4 stars!
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About the Author:
Donna Love is an award-winning author who lives in Montana, where her husband is a district ranger in the Lolo National Forest. Two of their three children are now in college. Donna’s first books include Loons, Diving Birds of the North, and Awesome Ospreys, Fishing Birds of the World. Awesome Ospreys became a Skipping Stones Press Honor Award Winner in 2006, for promoting ecological understanding and cooperation around the world. With a background in art education, Donna substitute teaches at the elementary and high school level. Throughout her years as a substitute and while raising her own children, she found she had a gift for explaining nature to children. With the help of Henry the Impatient Heron and The Glaciers are Melting, she hopes to share that gift with others.
(Info from the publisher’s website)
***Disclaimer: Thank you Arbordale Publishing for the opportunity to read & review. Please be sure that my opinions are honest.