Date: November 18th, 2013

Biography of a Beaver

by Deborah Ruddell

A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk by Deborah Ruddell

Bucktoothed Cleaver
Tree Retriever
Building Conceiver
True Believer
Waterproof Weaver
Hooray for the Beaver!






Copyright © 2009 Deborah Ruddell. From the book A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk. Margaret K. McElderry Books. Reprinted by permission of the author.

About this Poem

I love wordplay and this poem was lots of fun to write, because so many good rhymes came to mind. When that happens, the poem practically writes itself.

About The Author

Children's Author Deborah RuddellDeborah Ruddell is a poet and picture book author who always loved words, but didn’t dream of writing books until she had children of her own. Her books include Today at the Bluebird Cafe (Chicago Public Library Best of the Best); A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk (ALA Notable Book); and Who Said Coo?, illustrated by her twin sister Robin Luebs, (Texas Library Association 2×2 Reading List). Up next in 2015 is The Picky Ogre, a poetic tribute to Ruddell’s favorite topic: food.

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