The forest animals are surprised when a volcano suddenly explodes, covering the land in gritty, warm ash and rocks that make it unlivable for many plants and animals. Gopher survives in his underground burrow with food to eat. How does Gopher help bring life back to the mountain? Scientists spent years observing life returning to the mountain following the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. This fictionalized story is based on their surprising observations of how life returns to an area that has been totally changed or destroyed.
Baby Bat loves his cave home and never wants to leave it. While practicing flapping his wings one night, he falls, and Pluribus Packrat rescues him. They then explore the deepest, darkest corners of the cave where they meet amazing animals--animals that don't need eyes to see or colors to hide from enemies. Baby Bat learns how important bats are to the cave habitat and how other cave-living critters rely on them for their food. Will Baby Bat finally venture out of the cave to help the other animals?
From slowing wildfires to planting seeds, one animal is the true superhero that keeps the African savanna in balance. Elephants dig to find salt that other animal lick, their deep footprints collect water for small creatures to drink, and they eat young trees to keep the forest from overtaking the grasslands. In every season, the elephants are there to protect the savanna and its residents but what would happen if the elephants were only once upon a time? Read along to discover the important role this keystone species plays in the savanna and explore what would happen if the elephants vanished.
From the first light of dawn until the sun sets at night, the savanna is alive with noise. A lion roars in the early morning, a young baboon shrieks at noon, and a young mouse squeals at dusk. What are the animals saying and why? Animals communicate in many ways; explore the thriving African savanna as its inhabitants talk to one another throughout the course of a day
Los animales del bosque están sorprendidos cuando la montaña explota repentinamente, cubriendo la tierra en cenizas rocosas, calientes y en piedras que hacen imposible la supervivencia para muchas plantas y animales. La tuza sobrevive en su madriguera subterránea con comida para alimentarse. ¿Cómo ayuda la tuza a que la montaña se recupere? Los científicos pasan años observando el regreso de la vida a la montaña siguiendo la erupción volcánica de Mount St. Helens el 18 de mayo de 1980. Esta historia de ficción está basada en las sorprendentes observaciones de cómo la vida regresa a una área que ha sido totalmente cambiada o destruída
esde el primer rayo de luz del amanecer hasta que se mete el sol al anochecer, la sabana se siente viva con muchos sonidos. Un león ruge temprano por la mañana, un joven babuino hace alaridos para alertar a los otros del peligro al medio día, y un joven ratón hace chillidos al atardecer. ¿Qué es lo que los animales están diciendo y por qué? Los animales se comunican de diferentes maneras; explora la próspera sabana y la “manera de hablar” entre sus habitantes a lo largo del transcurso del día.
Barren land, little rainfall, and deadly temperatures are well-known features of deserts. But did you know that many desert plants have long root systems that grow in search of water? Plants and animals have to adapt in order to survive. Some plants grow waxy leaves to hold in water, and many animals store fat in a hump or tail. In this title, beginning readers will learn all about deserts and how life develops in extreme conditions.