It’s Nice to Be a Pika


Board book, 6 x 6, 20 pages, with full-color photos throughout. ISBN: 9781597143363. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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Text by Molly Woodward; Photographs by Tom and Pat Leeson


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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Molly Woodward is a freelance editor by day and a children’s book writer by night, guided by her three-year-old editor, Mae. A past member of Heyday’s editorial staff, Molly also wrote The Babies and Doggies Book and The Babies and Kitties Book, two more board books 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.