These masked beauties of the woods, who also often choose to live in towns, are natives of the Americas. While they may well build their dens in tree holes, they may also choose a spot less desirable to humanssuch as someones attic! Mother raccoon takes good care of her cute little babies, which are born blind and deaf. She nurses them and quite soon teaches them to climb trees (or houses) and how to search for food. Readers will see how the cubs learn to choose their mealsfrom fish and bugs to Fidos food and the seeds in a bird feederand how they eventually learn to live on their own. The gorgeous pictures of adorable raccoon cubs are sure to delight emergent readers.
Wolves are territorial animals. They mark the areas where they live and hunt with their scent. Most of these wild, howling dogs stay in groups called packs. Information about the dynamics within a wolf pack will interest young readers. Blastoff! Series
Beavers gnaw on tree trunks until trees break in half and fall down! Then these busy builders pile wood, mud, and rocks in water to make dams and lodges. Young readers will enjoy learning how beavers use their teeth, paddle through water, and build safe homes. Blastoff! Series
Have you ever heard coyotes howl or yip? These members of the dog family can sure make noise! Children will discover what coyotes are, where they live, and how they both hunt and scavenge for food. Blastoff! Series
Frogs are powerful jumpers. They have been known to leap distances over 30 feet! Young learners will discover the physical characteristics of frogs, where they live, and what they eat to get the energy to leap. Blastoff! Series
From the Arctic to deserts, foxes are found in almost every kind of habitat. This book introduces children to foxes, explaining what they eat, their physical characteristics, and where they live. Blastoff! Series
Porcupines have three kinds of hair: fur, guard hairs, and quills. Fur keeps these rodents warm, guard hairs keep them dry, and quills keep them safe. When in danger, a porcupine will raise its sharp quills to poke predators! This book introduces children to the unique physical features that help porcupines survive in the wild. Blastoff! Series