for Yodel the Yearling by Mary Holland
Yodel and his siblings have woken from their long winter's nap and are ready to learn and grow. Nature photographer Mary Holland captures precious moments of this black bear family's springtime adventures. Just like human children, the yearlings play, explore their surroundings, and then snuggle up with mom for milk. They even stay with a special ?babysitter? while mom is away. Someday soon, the yearlings will be grown and go off on their own, but for now they can catch a nap under their mama bear's watchful eye.
This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.