Come Out, Muskrats

Jim Arnosky, Author
Jim Arnosky, Author Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books $12.95 (24p) ISBN 978-0-688-05457-1
Reviewed on: 02/27/1989
Release date: 03/01/1989
In the golden glow of a late summer afternoon, muskrats emerge from their homes in the cove. As day slips into night, they paddle about, dive, nibble at water weeds and frolic amid the cattails and water lilies. Lovely birds, dragonflies, fish and butterflies join the muskrats in their habitat. After sunset, the muskrats swim until dawn, accompanied by the other nocturnal animals and bugs. Using water-colors and colored pencils, Arnosky perfectly evokes the tranquillity of a slow summer evening. The flora and fauna are rendered exquisitely in great detail, with a softness that complements the book's mood. And the quiet text mirrors the stillness of the pond, making this soothing bedtime fare. Ages 3-5. (Mar.)
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X