Big Belching Bog

By Phyllis Root; Betsy Bowen (Illustrator)
(Univ Of Minnesota Press, Hardcover, 9780816633593, 40pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.



A quirky romp through the peat bogs of northern Minnesota, for young readers.

About the Author

Phyllis Root is the author of more than thirty books for children, including If You Want to See a Caribou and Big Momma Makes the World (winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Award).
Betsy Bowen is a Minnesota woodcut printmaker who illustrated Borealis, Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman, and Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year, which she also wrote.

Praise For Big Belching Bog

"A beautiful thing. Big Belching Bog is a science book, really, but a science book wrapped in Root’s poetic words and Bowen’s unmistakable illustrations." —Star Tribune

"Phyllis Root does a bang-up job of conveying pond-loads of information in short stanzas, walking readers comfortably through the flora, fauna, and science of bogs. The illustrations by Betsy Bowen reflect the tone and mystique of these oft-overlooked portions of our north woods. More detailed descriptions of plants, animals and bugs make this a wonderful teaching tool plus give older readers even more to sink their teeth into. . . . A great book to have on a north woods shelf." —Lake Superior Magazine

Indie Bookstore Finder

Indie Bestsellers

All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
Scribner Book Company
Rainbow Rowell
St. Martin's Press
New and Selected Poems
David Lehman
Still Some Cake
James Cummins
Carnegie-Mellon University Press

Make Your Own Wishlist

Update Profile