Friday, February 17, 2012
Beatrix the beaver longs to be good at something. Her brother Bevan is an expert at repairing the lodge with mud and twigs. Her sister Beverly is a superb swimmer and underwater gymnast. What makes Beatrix stand out? One day, she runs away by swimming up the creek and finds some fresh garden plants to eat, and tasty trees to gnaw. When her siblings set off to find her, all Three Little Beavers wind up trapped! It takes some simple engineering on the part of the humans who set the traps, and Beatrix’s discovery of her special talents, for the people and beavers to finally find a way to live in harmony.
Three Little Beavers has two clear story lines. One is that your talents can be used for good, no matter what they are, even if those talents aren't outwardly superb. The other storyline tells of how beavers find a way to have a peaceful co-existence with humans. I liked the overall storytelling of Three Little Beavers, but was a little put off by some of the illustrations. Some of the beavers were drawn to look rather scary in certain situations. The Creative Minds section of the book is fun for furthering education on Beaver Fun Facts and Adaptations, information on Lodges and Dams, and a detailed explanation on the debate of beavers being pests or environmental engineers.
Three Little Beavers is a Spring 2012 release from Sylvan Dell Publishing.
I received book for review from Sylvan Dell Publishing. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.