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CROSSINGS

 

Author: Katy Duffield

Illustrator: Mike Orodán

Ages: 3 to 8

48 pages

Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane

ISBN 10: 1534465790

ISBN 13: 978-1534465794

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PRAISE

*Kirkus starred review

*School Library Journal starred review

*Junior Library Guild Selection

*Amazon Editor’s Pick Best Books for Oct. 2020

REVIEW

Overpasses, underpasses, even rope bridges are the focus of this intriguing informational picture book….Clean, crisp illustrations on double-page spreads show well, making this a good choice for a group read-aloud. There’s a two-level text, a simple sentence in a large font stating animal, crossing technology, and location, the smaller paragraphs providing further information about planning, specialized building, and uses….

 

An unusual focus on one way humans and animals can coexist in our world.

—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

"VERDICT: An important, positive conservation message, and a perfect nonfiction addition to preschool story time or a beginning informational picture book collection.

-Amy Fellows, Multnomah County Library” 

—School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

A lovely look at how STEM is solving problems and saving animals.

—Booklist

ABOUT

You may have heard this old joke—Why did the chicken cross the road? (To get to the other side!). That’s a silly joke, but keeping wildlife safe as they make their way across busy roads is no joke at all. Thankfully, some brilliant animal lovers found unique ways to help wild animals cross roads and highways safely by building a variety of wildlife crossings throughout the world. Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals takes a look at some of these crossings. 

Squirrel Glider, Crossings by Katy Duffield
For More Information

If you’d like to see some actual wildlife using some of the crossings, take a look at these cool videos!

 

Various Animals using Banff Crossings (from Parks Canada):

Various Animals using Florida Crossings (from Florida Department of Transportation):

Various Animals using Crossings in Montana (from People’s Way Partnership):

Titi Monkeys on Monkey Bridge (From Larry Kraft)

Blue Penguins Using Tunnels (from TomoNews US)

© 2013-2020 Katy S. Duffield.  All rights reserved. Photo credit: Tia Wind Photography. Illustration credit: Steve Gray, Mike Boldt. Site design Donna Farrell

ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO. Text copyright © 2017 by Katy S. Duffield. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by K.G. Campbell. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.