Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338726626 Hardcover
40 Pages | 10.311" x 11.286" | Ages 4 to 8
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338848380 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8
In the shade of the woods is a hill with a hole. Beaconing black. Goosebump chills. Excitement and fear battle. What will win? You want to go in... do you dare?
Using evocative storytelling, Nell Cross Beckerman urges children to explore one of nature's most curious ecosystems. Dramatic, poetic language guides kids through different caves around the world while nonfiction text allows for deeper understanding.
Debut illustrator Kalen Chock's stunning illustrations will astonish readers, as each new page brings another delightful surprise.
Extensive backmatter includes an author's note, best practices for safe cave exploration, and additional information about the caves featured in the book.
An ideal choice for nature lovers, future explorers, and fans of Jason Chin.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Caves:
"Shadowy spaces beckon in Chock's powerfully atmospheric illustrations...an observation that the floors of some lava tubes in Australia are flat enough for wheelchairs makes Beckerman's invitation even more inclusive. Tantalizing glimpes of hidden natural treasures, with breakthaking art." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Would-be spelunkers and those who would never consider a trip into a cave have hte potential to be launched on a lifelong journey of discovery into the amazing world of caves as depicted in this excellent title. Highly recommended for all library collections."--School Library Journal (starred review)