Been There, Done That: Reading Animal Signs
by Jen Funk Weber (Author) and Andrea Gabriel (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Spotting wildlife is a thrill, but it’s not easy. When Cole comes to visit his friend Helena, he can’t wait to see all the wildlife the forest has to offer and is disappointed when all he sees are a few birds. Together the kids set out on a hike and encounter plenty of animal signs along the way. Through observation and her knowledge of animal behavior, Helena helps Cole learn what each of the signs means: something had been there; something had done that.

Snippet: Helena and Cole hiked to a silty green river.

“Ew!” Cole wrinkled his nose. “Dead fish.”

Helena picked up a long black feather. She traced the wingtips outlined in the sand. Something had been there. Something had done that. “Eagles catch salmon here.”

Cole didn’t see any eagles.

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