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Predator and Prey – Who Tricks, Who Wins?

Way to Go Wednesday (WtW 3)

In this digital story interview with children’s author Susannah Buhrman-Deever, she answers questions:

  • What inspired you to write this book PREDATOR AND PREY?
  • How did you get the idea for the book?
  • How many revisions did you make while writing this book?
  • How is your book formatted?
  • What advice to you have for writers?

Former scientist Susannah Buhrman-Deever explains how she wrote the poems in two voices, as the Predator and Prey – who tricks, who wins? Each page also has a sidebar of nonfiction facts that explain more about each of the animals. Watch the video below:

Predator and Prey – Who Tricks, Who Wins?

How to use this book in the classroom

Science content – predator prey relationships, food chains, food webs, animal adaptations

ELA content – poetic devices, how words and poems use rhythm, rhyme, pacing, line length that mimics the animals, narrator, tone

Art content – the illustrations are lovely!

Music content – What to the “voices” really sound like? How do animal communicate in sounds?

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WtW 1 – Video Interview – Squirrel in the Museum

WtW2 – Video Interview – Secret Soldiers



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