One North Star
Author: Phyllis Root
Illustrations by Beckie Prange and Betsy Bowen
University of Minnesota Press
Count your way cumulatively around Minnesota from one moose by one great lake through ten teals, nine showy goldenrods, eight milkweed pods, seven Canada geese, six bumblebees, five bottle gentians, four bur oaks, three soldier beetles, two prairie chickens, and one red fox–all under one north star.
Who lives here under one north star?
Through bog and marsh, along river and lake, across prairie and into the woods, children learn what lives where by counting the creatures in exquisite woodcut and watercolor illustrations created by Beckie Prange and Betsy Bowen. In addition, Phyllis Root includes fascinating facts and information on the state’s ecosystems and the plants and animals that make their homes there.