Book review: Beneath the Sun, by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

Stewart, Melissa, Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum. Beneath the Sun. Peachtree, 2014. 978-1-56145-733-5. $1.95. 5-10 yrs. P. 8, Q. 9.

Stewart Beneath the SunAs you explore a variety of habitats on a hot day you learn what some animals do in order to stay cool. Watercolor illustrations accompany this story about keeping cool on a hot day. This will appeal to early readers and could be paired with a habitat unit in the classroom or for early report writing.

March 2015 review by Patty Dodson.

[Editor’s note: Realistic watercolor illustrations and simple, informative text introduce young children to a variety of animal adaptations to summer heat in four different habitats: fields, deserts, wetlands, and seashore. ]

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