Interior spread from "Mama Dug a Little Den", copyright Steve Jenkins
by Jennifer Ward illustrated by Steve Jenkins Beach Lane Books
PRAISE & AWARDS
"A storytime delight for the nature shelf" - Kirkus
"Stunning and detailed" - School Library Journal
"Eye-catching" - Booklist
"Aww"-inspiring" - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
2019 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
This versatile book will spark young readers’ inquisitiveness and will surely encourage them to be more observant when out in nature. Jenkins’s gorgeous collage illustrations are stunning and detailed, and will draw viewers. VERDICT A charming addition to elementary collections where early science books about animals are needed and either Ward’s or Jenkins’s books are popular.--Junior Library Guild /Megan Kilgallen, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Mama Dug a Little Den has exactly the right amount of text for the read-aloud audience as well as interesting details and an author's note that will encourage older kids to do more research and direct observation - Shelf Awareness
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