It’s Nice to Be a Pika

It’s nice to be a pika perching on a rock; eating flowers, munching leaves, going for a walk! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of a pika, supplemented by fun facts for parents to share with youngsters. With plenty of photographs to coo over and a gentle message of habitat conservation—it’s nice to be a pika on a snowy mountaintop—this book will charm children and parents alike.


"Filled with stunning color photographs of pikas in their natural, mountainous habitat,...It's Nice to Be a Pika is an excellent nonfiction nature board book for early or pre-readers."—Children's Bookwatch

About the Author and Photographer

Molly Woodward is an editor at Heyday by day and a children’s book writer by night, guided by her three-year-old editor, Mae. Molly also wrote The Babies and Doggies Book, another board book starring adorable animals.

Tom and Pat Leeson are a husband and wife team whose photographs have appeared in hundreds of US and foreign publications, including National Geographic Society, Time, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon, and Sierra. They live in Vancouver, Washington, with their daughter, Laura.