The Dirt Book: Poems about Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet
Pre-Order Available for Arts Night Out Event! See below for more information.
Unearth the glorious mysteries that lie beneath our feet with 15 fun and fact-filled poems about soil--what it is, how it's made, and who lives in it!
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
Named to the Texas Bluebonnet Master List
Spectacular vertical panoramas illustrating life underground accompany 15 funny, fascinating poems that explore dirt and the many creatures that make their homes underground. Spiders, earthworms, ants, chipmunks and more crawl across the pages, between stretching roots and buried stones.
Chipmunk, for such a little squirt
you sure do move a lot of dirt,
you sure do dig your tunnels deep,
you sure do find some nuts to keep,
you sure do know your underground.
Chipmunk, you sure do get around.
This unique celebration of dirt-- what makes it, what lives in it, and the many wonderful things the soil does to support life on our planet-- is a whimsical, cleverly-illustrated pick for kids who love animals... or who just love playing in the mud.
From the creators of And the Bullfrogs Sing, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, this intriguing, uniquely charming nature book has been vetted by experts and includes an author's note with more information about all the featured creatures, as well as a bibliography.
Kate Cosgrove will be signing her latest book and displaying her artwork as Odd Nodd's featured artist for Arts Night Out on June 2nd, 5-8pm in-store.
Pre-order and select "Pick-Up" when checking out online to reserve the book for the event.
Books will not be released until the June 2nd date. Any purchased books not picked up at the event will be signed and reserved for 'local pickup' after the event, or shipped if shipping is purchased during checkout.
Lansing Artist and Contributor Bio: Kate Cosgrove is an award-winning children's book/KidLit illustrator with rainbow hair and pencil-smudged fingers. Her favorite things are drawing, reading, and hanging out with tiny creatures like worms and toads in her probably haunted and very old house. Her debut picture book, And the Bullfrogs Sing: A Life Cycle, was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and a Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award Honors book. Kate's second picture book, The Dirt Book: Poems About Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet, was juried into The Original Art 41st Annual Exhibition in NYC by the Society of Illustrators. It was also a New York Public Library Best Book of the Year.