Join a pack of woolly mammoths as they trek south for the winter, braving fierce storms, deadly predators, and raging rivers while making their slow journey across the gorgeous unspoiled lands of this continent until finally they reach their goal.
With the same jouncy and joyous rhythms of her youngest picture book texts, Lisa Wheeler introduces readers to one of the most awesome beasts to ever walk the earth: the massive, hairy--legendary--wonderful woolly mammoth!
This factually based book includes an author's note.
About the Author
LISA WHEELER is the author of several award-winning picture books, including Sixteen Cows, One Dark Night, and Mammoths On the Move, which received a Parent's Choice Recommended Award. She lives near Detroit, Michigan. www.lisawheelerbooks.com
Kurt Cyrus has hammered out such books as Billions of Bricks, Tadpole Rex, and Oddhopper Opera: A Bug’s Garden of Verses. He has also illustrated books by authors such as Eve Bunting (The Bones of Fred McFee), Lisa Wheeler (Mammoths on the Move), and M.T. Anderson (Whales on Stilts). Kurt lives in a small town in Oregon. Visit him online at www.kurtcyrus.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mammoths on the Move based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I really, really liked this book. As a person who loves to learn about everything, but has a difficult time with books that are just facts, I found this to be especially appealing. Wheeler took facts about mammoths migrating and turned them into a very poetic story. Each page includes a bit of information about mammoths, but gives it to the reader in short passages. The artwork is fantastic, a mixture of scratchboard and watercolor that shows us the details of the mammoths fur and the winter landscape they trudged through. I can't wait to use this someday in a lesson.
Outstanding illustrations make up for the disappointing text, which relies on an unnecessary rhyme scheme to describe these fascinating creatures. Wheeler verges on anthropomorphism at times "The trek was long, but you can bet - no mammoth whined . . . "Are we there yet?" Sheesh.