THE SUPERPOWER FIELD GUIDE: BEAVERS, by Rachel Poliquin & Nicholas John Frith (illus), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company/HMH Books for Young Readers


Beavers, the first book in the new middle-grade nonfiction Superhero Field Guide series by Rachel Poliquin and award-winning illustrator Nicholas John Frith, is a delightfully informative, laugh-out-loud full-color look at the most unsuspecting of animal heroes, perfect for readers who like their facts served with a large dose of humor.

Meet Elmer, an ordinary beaver. He may not be as mighty as a lion or as dangerous as a shark. He may be squat and brown. But never underestimate a beaver. I can almost hear you saying, “But aren’t beavers just lumpy rodents with buck teeth and funny flat tails?”

Yes, they are! And believe it or not, those buck teeth and funny flat tails are just a few of the things that make beavers extraordinary.

Humorous and engaging, Beavers is the first book in the new highly illustrated nonfiction Superpower Field Guide series, inspiring readers to laugh, think, and view the world around them with new eyes.

Out December 2018

96 pages approx.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This is such a beautiful and clever book for children. The illustrations are a wonderful touch to this nonfiction, hardcover book.  There’s everything you could possibly want to know (some not so much) about a beaver and his life, body, incredible abilities, breeding, habitat and yes, his superpowers.

I would recommend this book to anyone curious about the little rodents that are the talk of Canada, and other places. A great resource book for early middle-graders and chapter book readers.  Libraries in schools would benefit greatly by having this added to their reference books. It’s all about what makes beavers extraordinary.

I found this book enlightening, educational, fun to read, humorous, informative with great illustrations to add to the adventure.

This is the first book in the Superpower Field Guide series.

I gave this book:


five star rating


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