Hamilton Troll meets Elwood Woodpecker

Hamilton Troll meets Elwood Woodpecker

Elwood the Woodpecker discovers Petrified Wood the Hard way!

Woodpeckers drill holes into wood to find bugs & worms for food. When Elwood begins pecking at this piece of wood though, he finds it's as hard as stone!

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About the Book

Woodpeckers drill holes into wood to find bugs & worms for food. When Elwood begins pecking at this piece of wood though, he finds it’s as hard as stone! When Hamilton Troll finds Elwood, he is laying against the rock-hard wood with a headache! Hamilton wants to help Elwood and is reminded of something the Beaver Brothers once told him.
Join Hamilton as Baxter & Boswell Beaver teach the two about petrified wood so they can then teach others about this amazing creation of nature!

Series: Hamilton Troll, Book 5
Genres: Children's, Educational
Tags: Award-Winning Books, Best Sellers, Children: Ages 4-7 Years, Recommended Books, Rhyming | Poetry
Publisher: Erin Go Bragh Publishing
Publication Year: 2014
Format: Hardback
Length: 36
Narrator: Cat Lookabaugh
Illustrator: Leigh A. Klug, Carol W. Bryant
ISBN: 9780988274549
List Price: HB $15.95 | PB $9.95
eBook Price: $4.99
Audiobook Price: $3.49
Hamilton Troll Meets Elwood Woodpecker by Kathleen J. Shields is a delightful storybook for children and is the fourth in the Hamilton Troll series. In this story, Hamilton meets Elwood Woodpecker who is trying to peck at a particular tree and gets a headache because the dead tree is very hard. Hamilton approaches the fallen tree and he hurts his knuckles. They decide to ask the Beaver Brothers about the tree. They walk towards the Beavers’ fancy stick dam and tell Baxter and Boswell about the tree. Boswell tells them that the tree is petrified wood and describes to them the meaning of petrified wood. The story tells readers about petrified wood, how woodpeckers drill holes in trees, and some interesting facts about beavers. The book, like the author’s other books, is educational and informative and the meanings of the difficult words at the bottom of the pages help kids learn new words and improve their vocabulary. The illustrations are bright and colorful and breathe life into the characters and scenes, making them come alive to young readers. It’s a good story that can be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries, and parents and grandparents can use it as a bedtime storybook to read out to their kids and grandkids. The characters of Hamilton Troll, Elwood Woodpecker, Baxter, and Boswell are adorable and memorable and kids will love them. Books like this with a good story and informative and educational content are perfect for children to help them grow in many ways.
Told in rhyme, with hint vocabulary definitions on select pages, “Hamilton Troll Meets Skeeter Skunk” is first class educational entertainment for children age 4 and up. The bright and breezy color illustrations make the story come alive.”
– Midwest Book Review
There is so much information in this book – more than I thought my nephew would like but the story rhymes and the illustrations kept his attention. While I don’t know yet if woodpeckers pecking, beaver teach growing and how petrified wood is made will stick with him, he’s asked me to read it again and again so maybe it will. Great story!
– Margaret
About the Author
Kathleen J. Shields

Kathleen J. Shields is an award-winning author having won First Place Best Educational Children’s Series from the Texas Association of Authors for “The Hamilton Troll Adventures”. The Hamilton Troll series is educational and inspirational, teaching young children social skills, animal characteristics and how to handle real-life situations.

While awaiting illustrations, Shields’ writes chapter books for Tweens. While still infusing education into each story, Kathleen endeavors to entertain young readers, igniting a desire to read that will span a lifetime.

Shields’ also runs a website and graphic design company called Kathleen’s Graphics. She designs colorful, eye-catching websites, logos and advertisements for businesses and authors. She enjoys being challenged to learn new things.

Additionally, Kathleen writes an inspirational and educational blog regarding her endeavors as an author as well as a business woman and Christian. Her views are always light-hearted and thought-provoking and are intended to get the reader thinking.

For more information about the author, and her books, please visit: www.KathleensBooks.com or follow her blog at: www.KathleenJShields.com