BEFORE READING Ask children to tell you what footprints are. Have them find the footprints on the cover of this book. Ask: In what other places can footprints be left? (sand, dirt, mud, cement) Have children guess what other creatures will be leaving footprints in this book.
AFTER READING Review with children the places where the animals in the book live. (The rabbit lives in a warren underground. The deer seek shelter under the evergreen trees. The bear carves out a cave. The beavers build a lodge in the water. The foxes live underground. The owl and squirrels live in nests in the trees. The mice stay warm under twigs. The child lives in a house.)