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This uniquely illustrated picture book explores the abundance of creatures that once inhabited a natural area before its conversion to a housing development. The text is suited for young readers but the concepts are appropriate for more advanced learners as well. Illustrations and text effectively convey the change in mood that occurs as the vibrant and beautiful natural setting becomes rigid and uninspiring due to development.
This book is a perfect way to incorporate ESD concepts into larger units of study on habitats, communities and issues in sustainability. Students may also be encouraged to explore the natural spaces around their homes or the school playground to determine the number of species that rely on the space. Teachers may choose to incorporate the art techniques of this picture book into integrated lessons.
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