With their flat, paddle-like tails and their super-long front teeth, beavers are among North America's most interesting animals. They are incredible builders, using branches and logs to dam up rivers and streams to create ponds. Here, in the middle of the beaver-made ponds, they often build a lodge from mud, sticks, and other found items. It is inside the lodge that one to four cute little beaver kits are born in the spring. Through gorgeous photos and clear, simple text, readers will discover how the babies learn to work with their parents to find food, repair the dam and lodge, and survive cold winters in this coming-of-age introduction to beaver kits.
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