Beaver BOOK LOOK 1 (+videos) : The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (Annotated) by Karen L. Willard


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The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (Annotated):

A P.L.A.Y. Nature Story Activity Book

by Karen L. Willard

Learn all about amazing beaver behaviors in this P.L.A.Y.-filled nature story activity book based on the Thornton Burgess animal adventure series.


Bonus P.L.A.Y. Beaver VIDEO Series

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Video 1 (click here)

From Chapter 15 see Old Man Coyote’s footprint in the mud near Paddy’s home.

Coyote footprint in the mud by the river’s edge.

Video 2 (click here)

Quaking Aspen trees, Paddy’s favorite food, going – going – gone just like in Chapter 14!

Quaking Aspen still standing near the river’s edge . . . for now.

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This P.L.A.Y. guide book provides hours of entertainment as a read aloud to share with the whole family, a community group, in a classroom, or to simply curl up with solo.

The BONUS P.L.A.Y. guide pages include opportunities to:

  • illustrate each chapter
  • photos shared of real beaver activity
  • tree themed and blank nature journaling pages
  • recommended resources and so much more


  Compliment your purchase of this P.L.A.Y. guide with these other great beaver reads found at your local library.

Beaver Kits by Ruth Owen

This is a sweet and simple full color photo introduction book to all the basics about beavers.

Find out what beavers eat, where they live, and what they like to build.

Written with the young reader in mind and a part of the Wild Baby Animals series.

Beaversprite: My Years Building an Animal Sanctuary

by Dorothy Richards

This book was published in 1977 to share Dorothy’s 40+ years of experience raising beavers at her home to help restore the near extinct population of beavers in the state of New York.

Dorothy does a wonderful job of retelling of her adventures, especially through the eyes of someone who became a life learner and advocate of the beavers having had no experience with these animals prior to receiving her first pair in the 1930’s.

This book is highly recommended and is appropriate for an independent reader or to share sections as a read aloud for the whole family.


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