Long ago Beaver did not look like he does now. Yes, he had two very large front teeth, but his tail was not wide and flat – it was thick with silky fur. Beaver was very proud of his glorious tail, bragging about it and grooming it while the other woodland creatures were busy finding food and making homes for their families. But when Beaver’s tail is accidentally flattened, he learns to value its new shape and seeks to make amends with his friends. Based on an Ojibwe legend, Stephanie Shaw’s The Legend of the Beaver’s Tail shares an important lesson while still providing a great, enjoyable story – and includes endnotes on how the actions of beavers create environments helpful to other species. Join us on Saturday, October 28th from noon-2 pm to hear the story and meet the author of this delightful picture book!
Author Stephanie Shaw has a background in teaching and counseling. Her other picture books include A Cookie for Santa, Piece by Piece, and Schnitzel: A Cautionary Tale for Lazy Louts. She shares her home with her husband Brad and their Australian Labradoodle Milo, and can still recite poems she memorized in third grade (just ask her!).