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A little beaver with a slapdash approach to dam-building comes to appreciate the satisfaction of a job well done in this sweet tale that’s perfect for storytime.
Nibble, nibble, snap. When Little Beaver sets a single twig across the stream, he figures that should be good enough for a dam. “I’m done!” he calls to Papa before tearing off to play with Fish. But Papa isn’t buying it, and it’s back to work for Little Beaver. Nibble, nibble, snap, scoop, scoop, pat. Little Beaver sets two more twigs across the stream, and adds some mud before scurrying off with Blue Heron. Mama isn’t amused. “You’re not done yet.” GRETCHEN MCLELLAN’S text explores the value of perseverance at a level perfect for very young readers, while CATHARINE LAZAR ODELLS darling illustrations capture the sweetness of Little Beaver’s attempts at perfecting his dam–and the triumph of his eventual success.