Although adult Arctic foxes have the warmest fur of any mammal and can actually sleep out in the open, they need dens to raise their pups in. So every spring, the mother and father fox move into an earthen den that they have often used year after year. There, 7 to 15 pups are born, each blind and almost helpless. For two months, both parents work continuously to keep their babies fed, bringing them lemmings every single day. Readers will see how the cute little pups soon learn to hunt and feed themselves--and eventually, to move out and live on their own. Combining gorgeous photos and clear, simple text, this coming-of-age introduction to Arctic fox pups is sure to delight emergent readers.
Known for their long, floppy ears and sad eyes, people may not know that Basset Hounds have an extraordinary sense of smell. These short-legged dogs were bred to hunt rabbits and are built to track scent trails on the ground. Young readers will learn about the history of Basset Hounds, how their physical features enhance their sense of smell, and how they use their noses today.
Goldfish are the most common type of pet fish. Though having a reputation as simple pets, fish do require a fair amount of attention. When you learn what your fish needs in its tank, how to keep its home clean, and how much food to feed it every day, taking care of your pet fish will go swimmingly! Blastoff! Series
In the wild, hamsters dig extensive tunnels that can go as deep as three feet into the ground! You can make your hamster's cage fun and comfortable by putting plastic tunnels in it and keeping it clean. Learn what other toys your hamster might enjoy, what food to feed it, and how to keep your hamster entertained. Blastoff! Series
Keeping a pet horse is a very personal and involved experience. A horse requires a stable, a space to run around in, and all sorts of equipment. You can learn how to ride your horse and do a variety of activities with it. You'll have a lot of fun once things take off at a gallop! Blastoff! Series
Parakeets are very intelligent pets and can even learn to talk to their owners! This process can take a while because you must gradually make your parakeet comfortable in its new surroundings. Learn how to talk gently to it and feed it, and soon you will become its favorite companion. Blastoff! Series
Rabbits love to chew on everything from carrots to couch cushions. In fact, a rabbit's teeth never stop growing! Learn all about brushing your rabbit's fur, maintaining its cage, and taking it out to play and exercise in this informative how-to book. Blastoff! Series