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Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?

How Animals Keep Warm

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by John Martz

tagged: biology, seasons, zoology
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Description

When winter arrives, animals living in cold environments need to cope to survive. Do polar bears build homes? Do penguins snuggle with a friend? Yes! But their homes aren’t made of wood, and they don’t cuddle on a couch. Instead, these animals and many more have adapted in amazing ways to survive chilly weather.
Whether it’s whales layering up with plenty of blubber, turtles burrowing into the mud to snooze and wait for spring, or emperor penguins coming together in a giant huddle, this book is full of fascinating tidbits about animal behavior in winter.
Written in a question-and-answer format, this interactive nonfiction book encourages kids to predict the answers and shout them out. Playful phrasing and comic illustrations make the content engaging for readers, who will gain newfound knowledge and an early understanding of adaptations in nature.

About the Authors

Etta Kaner

ETTA KANER writes for both children and educators. Many of her books have won awards including the Silver Birch award, the Henry Bergh award, the Animal Behaviour Society award, the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada award, the Scientific American Young Readers book award and the Science in Society book award. Etta lives in Toronto, Canada.

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John Martz

JOHN MARTZ is a cartoonist and illustrator in Toronto, Ontario. His 2016 graphic novel for children, A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Awards and was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers. His book Burt’s Way Home was nominated for Best Book in the 2017 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian cartooning.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
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Grade:
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Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens - STARRED SELECTION
  • Winner, 2018 Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Awards
Editorial Reviews

"This book is recommended mostly for younger students, but it could be used with older students to spark their interest in animal habitats and how they survive the cold weather. A good choice for both library and classroom use."

— School Library Connection

“This would make a lovely read aloud to a group of younger children…or a research tool for any younger child with an interest in animals.”

— Resource Links

“The information is appropriate for a young child, and will add to their knowledge base while also encouraging them to look further concerning those animals that are unfamiliar.”

— Sal's Fiction Addiction

"The simple text is the perfect length for a read-aloud and would pair well with winter-themed storytimes."

— School Library Journal

"This book is highly focused on adaptation. It also addresses the importance of teamwork...it makes reading and learning fun."

— Canadian Review of Materials