• Title: Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story
  • Author: Caroline Starr Rose
  • ISBN: 9780449810163
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Over in the Wetlands A Hurricane on the Bayou Story Publishing in time for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina here is a beautiful read aloud about animal families preparing for an impending storm in their bayou habitat Journey to the Louisiana
    Publishing in time for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here is a beautiful read aloud about animal families preparing for an impending storm in their bayou habitat Journey to the Louisiana wetlands and watch as all the animals of the bayou experience one of nature s most dramatic and awe inspiring events a hurricane The animals prepare swimming for saferPublishing in time for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here is a beautiful read aloud about animal families preparing for an impending storm in their bayou habitat Journey to the Louisiana wetlands and watch as all the animals of the bayou experience one of nature s most dramatic and awe inspiring events a hurricane The animals prepare swimming for safer seas, finding cover in dens, and nestling their young close to protect them During the height of the storm, even the trees react, cracking and moaning in the wind At last, the hurricane yawns and rests, and animals come out to explore their world anew.

    One Reply to “Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story”

    1. So, if you're looking for a book to read to students which will help with teaching them about wetlands, this is good.If you're at home, trying to entertain your average kid, not so much.Granted, there will be some kids who are fascinated by the animals in this book, but overall, it's fairly bland. The poem doesn't have a firm enough meter to keep kids completely in sync with the story, and some will dislike the awkward extra or missing beats.The artwork is rather nice, though. For the most part, [...]

    2. This book begins with a gentle, lilting rhythm in the peaceful bayou, but as the hurricane approaches and gains strength, the feel of the book changes with it. It transitions gradually, from the peaceful sound of "wind stirs moss like silent bells" to "the hurricane stirs, the hurricane crawls," to "the hurricane twists, the hurricane roars." The illustrations capture perfectly the feel of the text. At one point in the book, the illustrations are almost black. But on closer inspection you can se [...]

    3. A beautifully told and beautifully illustrated story about a hurricane hitting the bayou. Lovely for regular story time enjoyment or as an addition to a curriculum. (We used it to discuss weather, but it would also be great for Geography.)

    4. Rose applied her extensive writing talent and craft to a picture book that has all the hallmarks of a future classic, OVER IN THE WETLANDS: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou. It is listed as an informational book for ages 3-8, but it's rhymed verse will appeal far beyond the very young and can serve as mentor text for writers of any age. The author's note in the back matter includes a map of Gulf wetlands, a simple introduction to issues surrounding the value and disappearance of wetlands, and suggested [...]

    5. The illustrations in this book are incredible.It has lyrical, poetic text and some great descriptive lines, for example, "wind stirs moss like silent bells" and "the hurricane stirs, the hurricane crawls." I think this book is primarily for elementary school students. It can be used to discuss the wetlands environment and animals, as well as weather (hurricanes), and vocabulary words. If you've got an older preschoolers who sits still through longer works and who loves animals, hurricane storm s [...]

    6. Rose, C. S. Ill: Dunlavey, R. (2015) Over in the wetlands: A hurricane-on-the-bayou story. New York: Schwartz & Wade.This is a realistic version of the animals during Hurricane Katrina (this was written on the 10th anniversary of it). And how they all have these feelings that allow them to prepare for the storm and how they actually prepare, then showing that afterwards they are all fine and they know how to get through the difficult weather and habitat changes.

    7. I like this type of book to snuggle up with a child on a stormy day/night. It helps us know that, yes, we are in the middle of a storm and it may be scary, but also that it will end. Tranquility will return.For the full review: twobookwormsblog.wordpress

    8. Beautiful illustrations and evocative language portray the terror of the hurricane as it comes and passes, and how the animals in the Bayou survive. A great bedtime or classroom story.

    9. This one was way above Alice's reading level, but I loved it. The story and illustrations are perfectly Florida.

    10. Review originally posted on Children's AtheneumAs the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has come and gone, there has been a steady stream of hurricane related children's books. From picture books to young adult and everything in between. This particular story sifts through the experiences of animals in the bayou and how they react and whether the storms. For me the story was a bit deceiving though. In this story the animals just hunker down and wait out the storm. Sure, some trees are blown [...]

    11. Although natural disasters such as hurricanes wreak havoc on buildings erected by man, they also cause problems among the living things who survive in the wetlands. In this sumptuously-illustrated book, rendered in watercolor, ink, pencil, paint, collage, and Adobe Photoshop, readers have a front row seat to the workings of nature as they watch pelicans, alligators, fish, and turtles prepare for the onslaught of the storm's fierce winds and waves. The rhyming text is filled with rhythmic sounds [...]

    12. This picture book tells all about animals in the bayou before, during, and after a hurricane. What's really great about this one is the rhyming text. The word choice in this one is amazing. For my school library in South Florida, this makes a great addition, because my students already know about hurricanes (having lived through them) but I think they will find the book really interesting to know how the animals get through storms. This would also be great for places where people aren't as famil [...]

    13. What is a hurricane like for the animals that must live through it? This book by Caroline Starr Rose and Rob Dunlavey gives an answer to how animals survive. The tone is low key and not overly dramatic. The story is told by using very descriptive words that paint a picture of the hurricane as it hits the coast. "Angry clouds are gathering low. Water churns in the undertow.The hurricane stirs, the hurricane crawls." We see the hurricane more in words and then supported by the illustrations. The i [...]

    14. For every moment of our lives together Xena has been my barometer. If a weather change is coming her behavior is directly affected. As she ages her movements are slower when a front is on its way. Her nose will lift skyward as if she can smell the shift. If bird song dies away you can be sure a storm is advancing. A light breeze will still as the air gets heavy. Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story (Schwartz & Wade Books, July 14, 2015) written by Caroline Starr Rose with ill [...]

    15. Following the classic pattern of Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats (1971), this new version depicts the scenes in the Mississippi River Delta bayous just prior to a hurricane all the way through to after the hurricane passes. Wildlife and vegetation are accurately referenced in rhythm and rhyme. The illustrations are heartwarming. The story is completed with non-fiction information about America’s wetlands stretching from Texas to Florida along the Gulf of Mexico.julianaleewriter/books-ali [...]

    16. The good: The illustrations in this book are absolutely stunning. They're full page and the colors used are mostly dark, which gives the story a kind of richness and mood that I think it completely lacking from the text. The illustrations of the alligators are my favorite in particular because I think the illustrator is able to capture the essence of the animal without getting too realistic in the depiction. The light reflecting off the water is also beautiful.The not so good: The text is clunky [...]

    17. During a hurricane, the news tells us how people prepare and shows ocean waves beating against piers and houses. In this picture book, the animals in a Louisiana wetlands hide and flee as the whisper of the wind grows—stirs, crawls, writhes, twists, drenches, drowns—and finally yawns and rests. Excellent imagery and art show the savagery and destruction of the hurricane as well as the peaceful aftermath in the “wetlands where the stillness sighs.”Original post on mackinvia-connext/2015

    18. This books takes us into the Mississippi delta to tell the story of different animals reactions to an impending, acting and recently passed hurricane. Poetic language presents the factual details of each animal as they prepare for and survive the storm. The book celebrates the unique habitat of the bayou and gives a unique perspective on huge storms. End notes have additional information and links to environmental issues discussed and the animals presented. A great book to feature during the ten [...]

    19. Okay, I know this takes place in Louisiana, but as a person born and raised in Florida, I loved this book and would recommend this to everyone in a hurricane area. As a teacher, I would recommend this to anyone that covers hurricane's in their curriculum. The illustrations are incredible and had the feeling of a hurricane. The additional information about the animals from the book at the end after the author's note, is great and can aid additional discussions with your kids or students. This has [...]

    20. This "hurricane-on-the-bayou story" is a beautiful book. The Artwork VERY lovely. Map and author's note in the back, very helpful, as is the info "more about the animals in this book" section. However, it would be helpful to have a very distinct, easy glossary for children. I will use this book in storytime.

    21. Beautiful poetry and illustrations tell the story of the various animals in the Mississippi River Delta as a hurricane approaches, and the things they instinctively do to prepare. The landscape and the animals are vividly and beautifully described. Information about this area and the animals in the book are included at the end.

    22. This book works well with teaching your students about imagery! The students get a blast out of closing their eyes and painting pictures in their heads. Use it ! I am most certain that it is age appropriate for all elementary grades.

    23. 3.75 starsA very nice non-fiction narrative about the Bayou in Louisiana. Great pictures, nicely done! Good for early elementary class. For other kids you can use the author notes and other info!

    24. The rhythm and rhyme of this book makes it a poetic nonfiction read. Addresses my curiosity about how animals prepare for and survive hurricanes. It also encourages readers to protect our endangered wetlands without being preachy. The illustrations are quite narrative as well.

    25. Rhytmic text draws in the reader. I was confused by the illustration of the egrets as being shown as pink. Describing a mother alligator as wanting her "babies snug and warm" seems out of place.Dark illustrations help the reader feel the darkness of a hurricane.

    26. Caroline Starr Rose's rhyming text match up beautifully with Rob Dunlavey's gorgeous illustrations. Rose also includes information about Louisiana's wetlands in the author notes as well as additional information about the animals in the book.

    27. This will be a great book to use during the SE unit and when we talk about storms and hurricanes. Combining the idea of studying the Everglades, the storms, and the environment, this book will be great to either read or use in stations.

    28. I like the pace of this book - slow and steady, then it whips into a frenzy while the hurricane roars, dropping back off to peaceful, quiet beauty once the storm passes. People may not always fare well during a hurricane, but animals and nature know how to care for themselves.

    29. Beautiful picture book, but I think it was hard for many of my students to really get much out of it. So much to talk about with word choice, figurative language and illustrations.

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