Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs

Hardcover | March 1, 2001

byLinda AshmanIllustratorLauren Stringer

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Many places can make a home - a silent cave, a secret den, a silky web, even a sticky honeycomb. Each one is safe and snug and just right for the families who live there. Linda Ashman's spare, lyrical text and Lauren Stringer's sumptuous paintings invite you to explore some of these wonderful homes and see how different - yet alike - they can be.

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Many places can make a home - a silent cave, a secret den, a silky web, even a sticky honeycomb. Each one is safe and snug and just right for the families who live there. Linda Ashman's spare, lyrical text and Lauren Stringer's sumptuous paintings invite you to explore some of these wonderful homes and see how different - yet alike - t...

Linda Ashman is the author of many picture books, including Babies on the Go , illustrated by Jane Dyer, Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs , illustrated by Lauren Stringer, which was named a Booklist Editors' Choice, and Rub-a-Dub Sub , illustrated by Jeff Mack. She lives with her family in North Carolina.. LAUREN STRINGER is the aw...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.5 × 10.5 × 0.46 inPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152022112

ISBN - 13:9780152022112

Appropriate for ages: 4

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PreS-Gr 3-Written in verse, this book looks at the many varied and unique dwellings that different creatures live in: "Many places make a home-/A heap of twigs./A honeycomb./A castle with/a tower or two./An aerie with/a bird's-eye view." The various habitats are described in a well-balanced rhythm, as single-page illustrations move to double-page spreads. The short phrases and rhymes make the text accessible to beginning readers. Because the names of the animals are not mentioned, children can try to identify the creatures that live in each place, adding an element of participation to the story. Done in swirling acrylics, the bright and cheerful art provides visual clues to the text and reinforces the message about homes being "safe and snug." This title can be enjoyed as poetry or paired with Mary Ann Hoberman's A House Is a House for Me (Puffin, 1982) as part of a unit on dwellings.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MACopyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.