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by Jennifer Ward

illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Beach Lane Books

  • ​"A storytime delight for the nature shelf." - Kirkus Reviews

  • "Using stunning collage, lively four-line poems and paragraphs that provide greater depth, Ward and Jenkins describe how animal parents (most often the mothers, as explained in the author's note) dig or find "holes, dens, and burrows" to ensure survival. 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


  • "Ward has selected a broad range of animals to highlight here. Her poems are jaunty and clever, the rhymes never feeling forced. The facts she shares are brief, pertinent and fascinating, just what you need in a picture book format. As always, Jenkins’ art is exceptional." - Waking Brain Cells

  • NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book

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Let's Learn About ADAPTATIONS & HABITATS with Mama Dug a Little Den!

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STEM aligned
lesson plans here!

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