With a French name that means "spiny pig" and wearing a coat containing needle-sharp quills, the porcupine is usually not thought of as a cuddly mammal. Unless, of course, one is a porcupine's mother. And who better than mama porcupine to remind her little one of all the wonderful physical characteristics that make him unique, as she helps him explore his world. Rhyme and witty wordplay take readers through a night in the life of a young porcupine, relaying facts about its environment, eating habits, and physical attributes. Budding naturalists and readers of all ages will enjoy learning about the not-often-seen but mighty fine porcupine. STEM-based back matter includes photos and additional information.
When Mae the mayfly first hatches she learns she'll have just a day to enjoy the world. But soon a hungry trout has her racing for cover! As she peeks from her hiding spot and notices some of nature's most beautiful sights, she realizes she must live in the moment and experience everything the--sometimes scary--world has to offer. This tender story reminds us all--young and old--to be present and mindful in all we do.
Danny and Bee are playing outside when they come across a black and white cat. Uh oh! That is not a cat! Danny and Bee learn the hard way to stay away from skunks!
Danny is at the farm. Danny goes outside to look for Lucky the Pony. He is surprised by the different things the pony can do.
Danny watches with amazement as a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly.
Brown bears are some of the biggest bears at the zoo. Read about brown bears, including how big they get, what they like to eat, and how they move.
Cows like to stare, chew, and moo. Cows like to do many things around the farm.
On a farm, cats have many different hiding places. Can you find all of the cats hiding on the farm?
Chickens like to do many things around the farm. They like to strut, lay eggs, and cluck.
Goats are the greatest farm animal of all time! Learn about goats on the farm.
Horses come in many different colors. Read about horses at the farm.
Calves refer to the young of some large mammals. Learn which baby animals at the zoo are calves.
A cub is a baby animal. The name cub is used for meat-eating mammal babies. Read about which baby animals at the zoo are called cubs.
Some animals at the zoo make loud noises and some are quiet.
Many animals have stripes on their bodies. Read about animals at the zoo that have stripes.
Cheetahs are so fast. The cheetah is the fastest animal at the zoo. Read more about cheetahs at the zoo.
Flamingos are pink birds who like to stand on one leg. Although 4-5 feet tall, adult flamingos only weigh 4-5 pounds. Read more about flamingos at the zoo.
Lions have a very loud roar that can be heard from many miles away. Learn about lions at the zoo.
Danny loves to look at the birds in his backyard. He is an ornithologist - a scientist that studies birds.
Polar bears are big bears with white fur. Unlike other bears, polar bears do not truly hibernate. Read more about polar bears at the zoo.
Red pandas waddle when they walk and love to sleep. Read more about red pandas at the zoo.
Danny finds stink bugs all over his house and is ready for them to "Get out!"
The tigers' orange, black and white pattern of fur help them blend into the forest. Read more about tigers at the zoo.
All tortoises are turtles, but not all turtles are tortoises. Read to learn more about tortoises at the zoo.
Discover some of the fascinating kinds of birds that make their homes around the pond.