Holiday House: The Dirt Book - Poems About Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet

15 fun and fact-filled poems about soil—what makes it and who lives in it! This book unearths some of the glorious mysteries that lie beneath our feet!

Dirt! It’s made of chipped rocks, rotting plants, decaying animals, fungi, and germs. It’s food for plants and home to animals of all kinds.

15 poems explore the underground lives of earthworms, spiders, ants, chipmunks, and more.

Chipmunk, for such a little squirt
you sure do move a lot of dirt,
you sure do dig your tunnels deep,
you sure do find some nuts to keep,
you sure do know your underground.
Chipmunk, you sure do get around.

Spectacular art is oriented for an extra long view to better depict life down deep.

Table of Contents—Dirt Recipe At the Roots of Things, Doodlebug: One Way Ride, Trap Door Spider: The Waiting Game, Earthworm: Dirty Work, Ant: City Builder, Grub: Grass Killer, Mouse: Nightfall Calls, Bumblebee: Planning for Spring, Yellow Jacket Wasp: Warning! Warning! Warning!, Mole: Worm Search, Toad: Bedtime, Chipmunk: Busy, Busy, Busy!, Gopher Tortoise: The Innkeeper, And Now We Know, Author Notes

This is David L. Harrison and Kate Cosgrove’s second nature book together after And the Bullfrogs Sing.
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by David L. Harrison
Illustrator(s): Kate Cosgrove
Hardcover | Pages: 40
Size: 11 x 8-1/2 | USD: $18.99
ISBN: 9780823438617
Publication Date: June 8, 2021
Age: 5-8
Themes: Ecology & ConservationNonfictionPoetry & VerseScience & Nature

Science Topics
Biology, Ecology, Geology
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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