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Beaver's lodge
Schubert, Ingrid, 1953-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Samen kunnen we alles. English
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Asheville, N.C. : Front Street & Lemniscaat, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
After Beaver is hurt when his home collapses, his friends Bear and Hedgehog work hard to build him a new one.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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When Beaver gets hurt trying to fix some holes in the roof of his new lodge, his friends Hedgehog and Bear come to the rescue, carrying him off to Bear's cave to recuperate. While Beaver sleeps, Hedgehog and Bear gather stones, sticks, grasses, and mud, not merely repairing the damaged lodge but also decorating their creation with things they find in the forest.

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Booklist Review

Ages 2-4. This is a gentle woodland tale with watercolors that make the countryside look beautiful; there are no predators in this sunny place. After working all day building his lodge, Beaver falls and hurts himself. His friends Hedgehog and Bear care for him, and while he recovers in Bear's cave, they prepare a surprise; they build him a new home. Hedgehog does the planning and Bear does most of the work. Beaver is astonished and a bit taken aback by what his friends have made for him--an elaborate construction of mud, stones, and branches, decorated with shells and flowers. They forgot only one thing--the door. Luckily, Beaver is happy to bite his way in. The pictures manage to make the endearing characters seem both animal and human. Children will enjoy the surprise and will make connections with their own sandbox creations and the stories that go with them. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 4-When Beaver falls and injures himself while building his lodge, Hedgehog and Bear come to the rescue. They carry him to Bear's cave, tend to his wounds, and put him to sleep. As a cheer-up surprise, they rebuild his lodge. Hedgehog is the architect and overseer while Bear is the builder. When their work is mostly done, they realize that something is still missing but they can't figure out what it is. When Beaver is taken to see his spectacular new abode, he asks where the door is, and they realize what they forgot. No matter, Beaver has big teeth to gnaw his way in. Full-page watercolors in soft, earthy tones welcome readers into the landscapes. The artists capture the animals' expressions of hurt, excitement, and confusion perfectly. However, the ending is abrupt. Because Beaver never thanks his friends, readers are left with the impression that, rather than being pleased, he is humoring their good intentions. An additional choice for a units on kindness and good deeds or confronting the issue of manners.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.