Grades PreK to Grade 3
Learn about forest habitats and micro-communities as artist-turned-author, Shawn Sheehy, takes readers from neighborhood to neighborwood. In his stunning pop-up book, Welcome to the Neighborwood, he introduces readers to seven woodland animals and insects.
In this book, readers investigate how these seven different forest dwellers live side-by-side and share resources to accomplish specific goals, such as constructing homes, building traps, and storing food. Sheehy combines beautiful artwork and simple text to teach about the unique skills and behaviors that allow these forest inhabitants to adapt, survive, and thrive in the places they live.
Embrace this book’s creative art connections and try making a pop-up book of your own! Sheehy provides a few pop-up templates and other helpful tools on his website.
Try coupling this book with the following PLT activities:
#10 – Trees as Habitats
#7 – Habitat Pen Pals
#8 – The Forest of S.T. Shrew
#22 – Trees as Habitats
#23 – The Fallen Log
#26 – Dynamic Duos
#45 – Web of Life