Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist
Mike Allegra, Elizabeth Zechel (Illustrator)
Dawn Publications (MARCH) Softcover $8.95 (32pp) 978-1-58469-643-8
In this garden adventure with a surprising scientific twist, a mouse, Scampers, uses the powers of observation, investigation, and methodical research skills to save hungry mice from a fierce owl standing guard over the fruits and vegetables. It’s an entertaining read aloud with detailed artwork and fun nature facts. Students and teachers of all ages will enjoy this introduction to science and engineering practices, complete with STEM activities and literary connections for extended fun in the classroom or backyard.