November 6, 2015

Prairie ecosystem

Who Needs a Prairie? A Grassland Ecosystem
by Karen Patkau

Residents of a North American prairie are cleverly hidden in Patkau's digitally rendered artwork, while her simple text and diagrams describe the prairie ecosystem by day and by night. The format introduces kids to the importance of ecological conservation in a clear, subtle way that should leave them thinking about possible solutions.

End pages contain brief information about the prairie's inhabitants. Glossary included.

Part of a series written for Tundra Books, Patkau's other titles depict the ecosystems of the Arctic, a coral reef, a desert, a jungle, and a wetland.

Ages 8 and up.

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