This is a beautifully illustrated book that describes the incredible lifestyles of seven migratoy animals: locusts, gray whales, glass eels, monarch butterflies, caribou, and terns. Did you know that locusts are grasshoppers who adapt into different animals when there isn't enough food where they live? Or that all glass eels are born and die in the Sargasso Sea, but travel to the rivers in America to live their adult lives?
Lambert Davis's pictures are vibrant accompaniments to Cynthia Rylant's compelling passages about these animals and their travels. Children will certainly learn a lot while reading this book (I know I did), but there's nothing boring or dry about the narrative. This would absolutely make a fantastic read aloud for the entire family.