Beaver BOOK LOOK 2 (+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 3 (here)

See the water channel behind this dam that Paddy has made for storing his food sticks for the winter.

Paddy built a small dam at the end of the beaver channel to raise the water level up to harvest and store aspen tree branches.

Video 4 (here)

Trees gnawed by Paddy into the water and winter food storage.

Beaver channel near the river with a small dam in the background and gnawed quaking aspen trees in the foreground.

Visit these P.L.A.Y. video pins on PINTEREST to see updates of actual local beaver activity similar to Paddy’s adventures and stay tuned for many more in this series.

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.

A Beaver Tale: The Castors of Conners Creek

Written and Illustrated by Gerald Wykes

 A fun and true story about a beaver family returning to the Detroit River after beavers being absent in the area for over 150 years.

Full color illustrations and elementary age readability.

Lily Pond: Four Years with a Family of Beavers

by Hope Ryden

Hope Ryden stands on the shoulders of giants like Dorothy Richards and continues the study of beavers in their habitat by observing beavers at Lily Pond in Harriman State Park in New York for four years through all seasons.

This book takes up where Dorothy’s book leaves off in terms of discovering more behaviors and reasons why beavers are so important to our ecosystems.

Independent reader recommended.

Note: There is also a black & white picture book that is simply a shorter version of this chapter book.

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