Meet nature's greatest engineer! Introduce elementary kids to beavers and their lives in the wild. Built for swimming and skilled at forming dams, beavers are large rodents with strong, tree-cutting teeth. With STEM-appropriate text, kids explore the animal's appearance, behavior, and habitat alongside gorgeous photography. An end story shares a folk tale from Florida of why beavers slap their tails on water. A great nonfiction resource for student reports, animal units, and life science lessons. Included is a table of contents, index, same-page definitions, and further resources.