Day in a Forested Wetland, A

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Day in a Forested Wetland, A
Come along on a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland. Meet birds and bobcats, along with the beavers and beetles that call the soggy forest home. Kevin Kurtz continues his award-winning “A Day In† series, and once again delights readers with a rhythmic, nonfiction look into a typical day for the animals that live in this wet habitat.

This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 39-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Kevin Kurtz, Illustrated by Sherry Neidigh
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 4-8, Grades K-3, Lexile: 740, F&P: Q
Hardcover 9781628559125 $17.95  
Paperback 9781628559132 $11.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628559149 $11.95  
French Paperback 9781643515939 $11.95  
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Spanish EBook 9781628559187 Purchase Here
Chinese EBook 9781643516615 Purchase Here
French EBook 9781643515960 Purchase Here
Keywords:   forest, wetlands, time of day, forested wetland, march, bog, fen
Animals in the book:   woodpecker, wood duck, green darner, mosquito, snapper turtle, caddisfly, spring peepers, bats, bobcat, diving beetle, flying squirrel, fishing spider, barred owl, beaver
Vetters:   This book has been vetted for accuracy by Ellen Rondomanski, Lead Environmental Educator at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

Other books in this "Day In the Habitat Series" include:


VERDICT An easy-to-read informational picture book to complement a biodiversity science unit on wetland habitats for early elementary school classrooms.
-School Library Journal

Neidigh’s incredibly detailed, realistic illustrations, all double-page spreads, are the real draw here, giving kids up-close views of the animals: the delicate wings of a darner as it captures a mosquito, each leg sporting tiny hairs; a fish’s individual scales; the brown bat’s fearsome-looking teeth. Many of the animals are hunting and/or catching prey; the bobcat carries a rabbit to her kittens.
-Kirkus Reviews

Engagingly written by Kevin Kurtz and beautifully illustrated by Sherry Neidigh, "A Day in a Forested Wetland" enables children ages 8-11 to join in a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland and learn about the birds and bobcats, the beavers and beetles, and other wildlife that call the soggy forest home.
-Midwest Book Review

Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning author Kevin Kurtz holds degrees in English literature and elementary education and started his career by working at a marine biology lab. Since then, he has combined all of these experiences by working as an environmental educator and curriculum writer for organizations such as the South Carolina Aquarium, the Science Factory Children's Museum, and the Center for Birds of Prey. Kevin has authored A Day in the Deep, A Day on the Mountain, and A Day in the Salt Marsh for Arbordale. Kevin also wrote Uncovering Earth's Secrets after spending eight weeks as the Educator at Sea aboard the marine geology research vessel JOIDES Resolution. Visit Kevin's website for more information.

Sherry Neidigh, a graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design, has been freelance illustrating for over twenty years. Sherry's love of animals and nature comes through in her bright, colorful art. In addition to illustrating Count Down to Fall and The Best Nest for Arbordale, Sherry has illustrated several trade and education titles including Who Needs That Nose?, If I Had a Tail, and Black and White. Sherry lives in South Carolina. Visit Sherry's website.


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