Using cumulative verse, this book introduces children to the birds, bass, minks, muskrats, frogs, snakes and others that live in wetland environments, while giving young readers an understanding of how each creature is inextricably linked together in the chain of life. The wetland is a murky, moist, and mysterious world. Atop its glittering surface and beneath its shadowy depths, numerous animals struggle to survive and flourish. Madeleine Dunphy's lyrical prose shows the relationships between the wetland's plants and animals, giving young readers a clear picture of how each living creature depends on the others for survival. Illustrator Wayne McLoughlin adds stunning visuals, with luminous, detailed paintings that convey the fragile beauty and complexity of this critically important ecological community. Other Books in the Series: HERE IS ANTARCTICA, HERE IS THE AFRICAN SAVANNA, HERE IS THE ARCTIC WINTER, HERE IS THE CORAL REEF, HERE IS THE SOUTHWESTERN DESERT and HERE IS THE TROPICAL RAIN FOREST.
Named an "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12" by the National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council.
An excellent addition to books on the environment . . . paints a picture of this ecological community. McLoughlin’s attractive, full-paged, colorful paintings capture wetland life.” School Library Journal
Here Is the Wetland by Madeleine Dunphy makes this world appealing for younger readers and listeners. . . . Children love this type of repeating book so that will make this a nifty and popular introduction to an important ecosystem. The pictures are beautiful and the frog on the cover should make this a book readers will want to pick up.” Library Talk
The rhythmic cumulative text of this book introduces readers to the interdependence of plants and animals in a wetland habitat. Uncluttered watercolors convey a sense of balance and harmony . . .” Horn Book