The Salamander Room

Related imageThe Salamander Room by Anne Mazer illustrations by Steve Johnson
fiction
Grades: Preschool-2nd
Lexile Level: AD440L

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Stunning illustrations. A child finds a salamander and brings it home where an invisible parent asks life needs questions (where will it sleep, what will it eat?). With each response, more of the salamander's complex ecosystem ends up in the child's room until instead of a salamander being transported into a bedroom, the bed winds up in a forest.  

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