The African grasslands teem with classic animals.
In the book, Over in the Grasslands, children (geared towards grades PreK-2) are introduced to ten baby animals that live on the African savanna. Children can pretend to “stalk” like lions, “squirt” like elephants, and “slurp” like giraffes! This is also a fun counting book where you can sing along to the words from the classic tune of “Over in the Meadow” (just like Marianne’s previous book Over in a River) while learning about the animals of the African grasslands. It wouldn’t be a Dawn Publications books without the additional educational material and the book has additional learning pages at the end. I’m including a link below to free downloadable activities based on the book including an animal matching and memory game. The pages also include the Standard Alignments for the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core ELA. This is an excellent resource for students, teachers, parents, and homeschoolers!
Educators: Download free activities based on this book.
Parents and Teachers: There are additional resources online, including lesson plans and free downloadable bookmarks. Go to www.dawnpub.com and click on “Activities,” or scan the code on the book.
Help for Classrooms! Dawn Publications gives away a classroom set of books each month just by entering the Mystery Contest at www.insideoutsidenature.com. They post the contest and activities from the blog on the Dawn Facebook page every Monday. Don’t forget to like them on Facebook to keep up with their events!
About the Author: Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life with children as a teacher, children’s theater director and children’s librarian. She knows how much children enjoy brilliantly illustrated, interactive picture books with predictable text about real animals. She retired to write full time and visit schools, libraries and literary conferences. Marianne is the author of twenty (and counting!) published picture books for children. To learn more about Marianne Berkes and her books please visit her website at www.marianneberkes.com.
About the Illustrator: Jill Dubin’s whimsical art has appeared in over 30 children’s books. Her cut paper illustrations reflect her interest in combining color, pattern and texture. She grew up in Yonkers, New York, and graduated from Pratt Institute. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia, including two dogs that do very little but with great enthusiasm. Jill has illustrated five books with Dawn Publications: Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World, , Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea, Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek, Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under and Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow. To learn more about Jill, visit her website Jill’s website.
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