Meet the feet that help birds eat! You can learn a lot about a bird just by looking at its feet. The size, shape, and type give you important clues about where a bird lives, how it moves, and what it eats. Discover seven birds, each with a different type of foot, including a roadrunner with strong legs and feet running across the desert to snag a lizard for lunch, a cardinal with flexible toes perching on a branch to pick berries, and a heron with long legs and toes wading through a river to search for fish. Bright, bold illustrations and simple text invite children to guess what birds will be revealed on successive pages. But look out! Predators are lurking, and they’re hungry, too! "Fun Foot Facts," food chains, bird watching tips, and more are presented in Explore More for Kids, Teachers, and Parents in the back of the book.
Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. They won’t be able to resist getting in on all the action as animal parents teach their babies how to live in this unusual place - camels kneel, armadillos dig, dingoes sniff, and jerboas jump. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also "hide" more animals for young eyes to find. Additional information, a world map, and tips from the author give parents and teachers all they need to make learning fun. One part song, one part story, and one part sheer delight!
“If you were an animal—wild or tame, would you know your daddy’s name?” Every page answers this question with a different animal. Meet a joey riding piggy-back whose daddy is a sugar glider, a calf whose daddy is a towering giraffe, and a tiny fry floating next to its seahorse daddy. Children will be delightfully surprised by the animal in the middle of the book, and dads will especially appreciate the scene on the last page. Rhyming verses describe animal characteristics, and watercolor illustrations capture the feeling of all the different habitats, making every page a teachable moment. Additional animal information and matching game in the back of the book extends the learning.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the California condor through the fictional story of a young boy's discovery of a young bird in trouble.
Some scientists say there could be 200 million different types of living things in the world. Actually, nobody really knows. But there is a problem. Many of these different types of things are becoming extinct. Find out why. Find out which animals are in danger and what we can do to save them. Then read Where The Forest Ended. It's a story that shows that sometimes answers aren't easy.
Uses a fictional story of a boy's visit to his grandfather's house in the Florida Keys to discuss the behavior and habitat of the small deer that have lived there for hundreds of years.
The world is filled with animals, but which is the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the slowest, and the loudest?
Provides factual information about the natural history of the whooping crane through the fictional story of a sixteen-day-old whooping crane chick.
Discusses the prehistoric ancestors of the modern elephant, including the two primary ancestors, mammoths and mastodons.
Provides factual information about the natural history of Virginia opossums through the story of a young possum named Lucy, from her birth to her first offspring.
Follows the experiences of Mattie, a brown pelican, from her hatching through her first nesting season. Includes factual information about the natural history of pelicans.
Provides factual information about the natural history of pronghorns through the fictional story of a young pronghorn antelope named Perry.
Describes some of the pets who have shared the White House with various presidents, including Thomas Jefferson's mockingbird, Abraham Lincoln's goats, Warren Harding's dog, and John Kennedy's hamsters.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the North American moose through the fictional story of a young moose named Roscoe.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the bobcat through the fictional story of a young bobcat named Rudy.
Simon is the first pup in a litter of four. Follow his adventures as he learns to survive in the wild.
Discusses the physical characteristics, life cycle, survival skills, and natural defenses of giant lizards.
Looks at ten animals at risk of becoming extinct, and explains how to help protect the animals and their habitats.
Provides factual information about the natural history of beavers through the fictional story of a young beaver named Gus.
Provides factual information about the natural history of gray wolves through the fictional story of a young gray wolf named Kooski.
Follows the experiences of Amos, an American badger, from his birth to adulthood when he first becomes a father. Includes factual information about the natural history of badgers.
Follows the life of Callie, a great gray owl, from the day that she and her mate find a nest to the day that two of their three chicks are ready to establish their own territories.
Provides factual information about the natural history of raccoons through the fictional story of a young raccoon named Chester.
Describes some of the unique animals, birds, insects, and marine life that make their home in and around Australia and New Zealand.
Describes some of the unusual animals, birds, insects, and marine life that make their homes in different parts of the world, such as the star-nosed mole, the piranha, and the gecko.