I did not know the large variety of living things that live in the Alaska tundra near glaciers until I read Who Lives Near a Glacier?: Alaska Animals in the Wild by Susi Gregg Fowler (Little Bigfoot, 2022). Gorgeous up-close paintings and child-friendly poetry capture this animal variety, from dragonflies to seals to ice worms.
My favorite poems were those about Dragonflies, Red Squirrels, and the Bald Eagle. Poems vary from page to page, with some reflecting an animal’s “perspective” and others written from a narrator’s view, speaking directly to the young reader. I learned the most about porcupines, ice worms (which I’d never heard of before), and tufted penguins, also called “sea parrots.” The end matter provides details on the creation of ice fields and different types of glaciers in the world, as well as details about Alaska’s many glaciers.
Note: I receive a digital review copy of this book for review consideration.