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A New Book for Budding Naturalists

COVER-BeaversBusyIs there a youngster in your life who might love his or her own book about beavers? My third children’s nature book, The Beavers’ Busy Year, has just been released. Having been an ardent admirer of this rodent for many, many years, it is gratifying to have had a chance to instill a love for beavers in youngsters age 3-8 with this non-fiction book. The adaptations of beavers’ noses, eyes, ears, fur, feet and tails are highlighted in the text and photographs take the reader through the seasons of the year from a beaver’s perspective. Activities at the end of the book engage children in matching photographs of various beaver signs such as tracks, scent mounds and incisor marks with written descriptions. There are also activity/informational sections on beaver tails, beavers as engineers and creators of habitat for other wildlife, and dam building. It should be available at your local bookstore, but if not, I’d greatly appreciate your letting them know about it. Thank you!

11 responses

  1. Dianne and Ed

    Sound WONDERFUL…..can’t wait to see it:-) Dianne

    March 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  2. Suzanne Elusorr

    Dear Mary,

    Congratulations on your new book. I’ve loved seeing the beaver and beaver-related photos from time to time in “Naturally Curious”. This books looks wonderful.

    An ardent follower of yours,


    March 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

  3. Frans Computer


    Please let me know where I can get two copies of your book. Thank you.

    Best, Fran

    March 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    • Hi Fran,
      You can click on the cover photo to the right on my blog page and order it from the publisher, or from Amazon or ask your local bookstore to stock it if it doesn’t already carry it. Thank you for asking!

      March 4, 2014 at 1:09 am

  4. Congratulations, I wish you a successful launch!

    March 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm

  5. Penny March

    Ordered 2 from Barnes & Noble–one for my great-granddaughter and one for Norman Williams Library. Also prompted Yankee Bookshop to order it.

    March 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm

  6. Thank you to all of you who are so supportive of my work!

    March 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm

  7. Linda

    congratulations! will certainly look for it!

    March 4, 2014 at 12:29 am

  8. audrey hyson

    You may want to market this book to The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid and the Community Store in Saranac Lake if you haven’t done so already.

    March 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm


    I’ll check Amazon right now. Can’t wait to read this!


    March 5, 2014 at 11:08 am

  10. Mabel Houghton

    Good for people like Leo, Olive and………

    March 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm

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