Now you can sing the habitats with an award-winning book series based on the song “Over in a Meadow.” One of Dawn’s most popular series, the Over books by Marianne Berkes feature forests, oceans, rivers, mountains, deserts, and jungles…not to mention the rich ecoystems of Australia and the Arctic.
The series showcases Marianne Berkes‘ buoyant rhymes and a counting scheme that will have children shouting out numbers. They are likely to absorb the habitat lesson without even noticing they’re learning!
The books are illustrated by two very different accomplished artists: Jill Dubin and Jeanette Canyon. Jill Dubin uses the rich textures and patterns of cut paper art to create scenes full of whimsy, like the panda illustration above.
Jeanette Canyon uses polymer clay relief art that is then photographed to create her unusual and striking illustrations.