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Going Home

The Mystery of Animal Migration


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Teach young readers and students about how and why animals migrate in this beautifully illustrated picture book. A winning combination of easy verse, factual language, and realistic illustrations will fascinate and educate young minds.

Perfect for your Pre-K, Kindergarten, first grade or second grade classroom, or homeschool.

Learn about animal migration across the animal kingdom in Going Home, featuring loggerhead turtles, monarch butterflies, manatees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Pacific salmon, emperor penguins, and more! Each page includes a rhyming verse and facts about the animal(s) that are featured.

Backmatter Includes:

  • The Mystery of Migration: a brief explanation of migration and questions to young readers of how the would feel if they migrated
  • Animal Facts: learn the locations, migration patterns and fun facts about all the animals featured in the book
  • Activities: activity ideas such as drawing a migration map, constructing an animal attribute chart, and writing a short story
  • Additional Resources: books, websites and movies on animal migration for further learning

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 10.50 in x 9 in
  • Pages: 32

About the Author

Jennifer DiRubbio is both a passionate artist and an avid environmentalist. She has been active as an artist for several organizations that promote nature and a healthy planet. Jennifer graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1992. She keeps her home and studio in Merrick, New York, as "green" and environmentally sound as possible, where her husband and two young children also work and play.
Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life as a teacher, children's theater director and children's librarian. She knows how much children enjoy "interactive" stories and is the author of many entertaining and educational picture books that make a child's learning relevant. Reading, music, theater, gardening, and cooking have been a constant in Marianne's life. Her books are inspired by her love of nature. Marianne hopes to open kids' eyes to the magic found in our natural world. She now writes full time. An energetic presenter at schools and conferences, Marianne believes that "hands on" learning is fun. Her website is www.MarianneBerkes.com.
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