Butternut Hollow Pond
by Brian Heinz; illustrated by Bob Marstall

In this picture book on food chains for kids, realistic watercolor illustrations and straightforward text show one full day in a pond habitat, with an emphasis on the complexity of the food chain and the fact that all living things participate in an interconnected cycle.

A great pick if you are looking for a scientific but still age-appropriate window into a food chains and food webs.

Marstall's highly detailed, realistic watercolor landscapes provide a nice balance between the artistic and the scientific. Booklist called it"an excellent resource for the science curriculum."

A 2001 National Science Teachers Outstanding Science Children's Book!


Interest level for this book:     Grades 2-4

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