With over 1700 species, more than one-third of all mammals are rodents. From the jumping jerboa to the humungous capybara, What is a Rodent? gnaws through rodent myths to expose the facts about this often misunderstood group. Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the rodent family tree, a rodent's body and amazing teeth, homes underground and in watery habitats, millions of mice and rats, many rodent cousins from squirrels to prairie dogs, their prickly quills, webbed feet, and fabulous fur, and pet care tips.
Gerbils may be small, but they're very active! In Gerbils readers will discover the many responsibilities and delights of having a pet gerbil. They will learn about the different kinds of gerbils, what gerbils should eat, creating a great cage, grooming for healthy gerbils, proper handling, and caring for multiple gerbils.
Although guinea pigs are roly-poly, they aren't actually pigs! These cute rodents make great pets for children who like to interact with animals. The full-color photographs, clear illustrations, and easy-to-understand text in Guinea Pigs explain all the breeds available, preparing a comfortable home, play-time tips, grooming fur and teeth, the sounds guinea pigs make, and when to visit a veterinarian.
Poodles are a very popular breed of dog. Through the use of detailed illustrations, photographs, and text, this book gives children advice on how to care for these attractive and friendly dogs. Poodles fully explains training and grooming requirements specific to this breed. Children will also learn about the temperament of the breed, how to groom a poodle properly, and how much exercise a poodle needs.
Cross Country and Endurance takes readers into the world of cross country and endurance competitions, which test the stamina, riding, and jumping abilities of the horse and rider. The text is clear and easy to read, providing both history and rules of the sport. Exciting, engaging photographs and informative diagrams accompany the text.
Pounding hooves, the roar of the crowds, muscles tightening, and then - the leap! Experience the excitement and thrill of competitive Steeplechase in the latest book in the Horsing Around series, Steeplechase. You too can be a champion!
Hold on to your cowboy hats and prepare for a wild read! In this book, you'll learn all about the bucking horses, lively livestock, and daring riders of the rodeo world. You'll read about roping, riding, racing, wrestling, and more! You'll also discover the breeds of rodeo horses, how riders handle and care for their animals, and how cattle herding became a rough-and-tumble sport.
Are you longing to mount up and hit the trail? Trail Riding, the latest book in the Horsing Around series, explores the sport of competitive trail riding from head to tail. Learn the tips, the tricks, the rules and rides -- and most importantly, how to finish - a winner.
Almost every child wants a pony, and whether children can have one or not, most love to learn about these wonderful animals! The clear text and colorful images in Ponies introduce kids to the joys and responsibilities of proper pony care. Ponies covers key topics such as baby ponies, setting up the stable, feeding your pony, proper grooming techniques, and riding your pony safely.
This book tells the story of the Velociraptor, a lightweight dinosaur who used its speed to catch prey. It was only three feet (one meter) tall, but was feared for its ferocious hunting ability. It used a sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot as a deadly weapon and could reach speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour when chasing prey.
A koala lives most of its life alone, eating and sleeping high up in the eucalyptus trees of Australia, and yet it is recognized and loved around the world. The Life Cycle of a Koala looks at the life of this ancient marsupial and explains how marsupials are different from other mammals, the birth of the koala and its life in its mothers pouch, the growing koala and how it feeds, life outside the pouch but close to mother, and the dangers faced by koalas.
As the world's largest land animals, elephants inspire awe in all of us - an awe that has led to myths of might and memory. Despite its immense strength, however, the elephant is a timid creature that uses its power only to defend itself against predators. Kids will learn many facts about these gentle pachyderms, including the social structure of elephants, in which the female is the leader, the animal's many dexterous uses for its trunk, the history of the elephant's even larger ancestors, including woolly mammoths, and the dangers that poaching, loss of habitat, and the ivory trade pose to the elephants future.
Hibernation is one of natures greatest miracles, allowing animals to sleep through periods of extreme cold and heat. Interesting information describes how different animals use body fat to survive, how they can wake themselves up, and how some give birth during hibernation.
Children will love the wonderful pictures in this fun introduction to the kinds of homes animals make in various habitats: Homes are in habitats, on the ground or in trees. Some are in water, in lakes, rivers, or seas. A home can be a cave, a burrow, or nest. It is a safe place for animals to rest.
Rap is being used to teach reading in many schools today. It is a fun way to introduce sounds and rhymes, as well as beat. This books hilarious pictures of rapping reptiles will make children laugh and want to create their own rap verses. The funny rapping reptiles introduce their classifications, body structures, behavior, and food choices in a really cool way.
When is a dog not a dog? When it's dressed up like a bee, or a spider, or a cow! Repetitive text structure and hilarious photos of dogs in costumes will keep very young readers turning the pages of this entertaining book. Each page also includes a picture of the animal the dogs are impersonating. A simple activity at the end asks children to match dogs with people who are dressed the same way.
Fun photographs of different animals taking a bath are the highlight of this entertaining book. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match help children read along as they see a bear, a bird, a cat, an elephant, a monkey, and other animals splashing and squirting water. Young children are then asked to relate it to their own experience - do you like having a bath?
Look out! Mina's pet Deinonychuses have spilled the paint! Kids will love this simple book that uses dinosaurs to mix colors in order to create new colors.
Children who have a pet kitten - and those who would just love to have one - will enjoy finding out all there is to know about caring for kittens and cats. Simple text and bright images clearly cover all the basics. Kittens covers key topics such as the different breeds of cats, welcoming a kitten into your home, feeding a kitten, good grooming techniques, successful litter training, and understanding kitten behavior.
Labrador Retrievers uses illustrations, photographs, and interesting text to teach children how to take care of their Labs. This book includes detailed grooming instructions and tips, as well as suggestions for how much exercise and food these dogs require. Children will also be fascinated by the history of the breed, how to train Labs, and the breeds food and exercise needs.
Soft, cuddly rabbits are among the most popular pets for children, but they need a lot of attention. This informative book uses simple language and clear images to teach kids how to be responsible rabbit owners. Rabbits covers key topics such as the different breeds of rabbits, what rabbits should eat, how to keep a rabbit healthy, visiting a veterinarian, and keeping your rabbit safe indoors and outdoors.
Puppies may be cute, but they are also a lot of work! Puppies introduces young readers to all they need to know about being great puppy and dog owners. Colorful images and concise text highlight topics such as the different breeds of dogs, newborn puppies, housebreaking puppies, grooming short- and long-haired dogs, keeping dogs and owners safe, and visiting a veterinarian.
Mice are one of the most undemanding pets for young children. There are, however, some very important responsibilities that owners should be aware of. The simple text and beautiful images in Mice show the various colors and varieties of mice, making a good home, socializing mice, properly picking up a mouse, keeping a mouse healthy, and mouse safety.
Kids can enjoy hours of good company with lively pet parakeets. The concise text and bright photographs in Parakeets will teach young people how to keep pet parakeets safe and healthy. They will learn about parakeet food, setting up a parakeet cage, proper handling of these pet birds. baby parakeets, and keeping a parakeet clean.
Cocker Spaniels gives children specific advice on caring for this specific breed. This book uses simple language and clear images to teach children how to care for their spaniel properly. Topics covered include grooming requirements, exercise demands, and temperament of the breed.