Some of the animals featured in my children’s poetry book, PAWPRINTS IN THE SNOW, can be seen by visiting the breathtaking national parks of Canada. Best time to do it? This year! Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017 with FREE entrance to its parks (only those managed by Parks Canada). Banff and Jasper are two of Canada’s treasures, and among the oldest in the country. You’ll see moose in abundance, like in the photo at left, taken by wildlife photographer Robert Kramer, whose photos appear in Pawprints. The shy, nocturnal wolves are harder to spot. If you love the sight of Rocky mountain peaks, glacial lakes shimmering in the sun, verdant forests and blue skies, make your way to Canada. If you like to save money…do it this year.
And if there’s a child in your life who loves animals, rhyming poems and wildlife photos…check out PAWPRINTS IN THE SNOW by Susan Miura and Patt Nicholls, with poems about the fascinating ways God protects animals from the cold. See a full review on The Daddy Guide, a website that reviews hundreds of products for children. http://thedaddy.guide/pawprints-in-the-snow/
The mighty moose is strong and tall;
He doesn’t mind the cold at all.
He dines on leaves and grass and twigs.
And grows and grows so very big.
Let snowflakes fall and cold winds blow,
His long legs plod through ice and snow.
God blessed him with a thick tough hide
That keeps cold out, and warmth inside.
Fun Facts: Moose are the largest deer in the world. Their long legs help them walk through deep snow. In summer, moose love to swim and eat plants that grow in lakes and rivers. A moose can paddle for many miles and stay under water for thirty seconds.