About Rodents: A Guide for Children

About Rodents: A Guide for Children
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4+
Release Date
September 01, 2008
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1561454540
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In this latest book in the acclaimed "ABOUT" series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what rodents are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of rodents, from the tiny Eurasian Harvest Mouse to the hefty Capybara of South America. An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires young readers to learn more.

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Beautifully illustrated and informative!
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Everything you've ever wanted to know about small furry mammals - and then some! - all contained in an easy to follow, beautifully illustrated picture book! Another in the fabulous "About" series, ABOUT RODENTS is delightful and informative.

With information about over 20 of the world's rodents, readers will take away a wealth of knowledge about a variety of fuzzy creatures. From the tiny Eurasian Harvest Mouse to the gigantic Capybara, there are rodents of all shapes and sizes that live all around the globe.

Each page features a gorgeous illustration of one or more animals, with a very short, single line of text about that animal, setting, or habitat. More in depth information can be found in the back of the book. In this way ABOUT RODENTS can be read like a story book or used as a reference guide. The illustrations themselves are beautiful, detailed, and imaginative. They bring to mind Audubon's bird paintings, and will captivate readers of all ages.

As a nonfiction picture book, it is fantastic in every way! I highly recommend ABOUT RODENTS for all libraries and schools, as well as for young readers who love animals.
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Reader reviewed by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, The Original H.I.R. (Historical Investigative Reporter)

About Rodents: a Guide for Children, is one of a series of nonfiction illustrated guides by successful husband-and-wife team, Cathryn and John Sill.

About Rodents uses Cathryn Sills' simple, easy-to-understand sentences and John Sills' eye-catching illustrations to explain everything about fuzzy little rodents you could ever wonder about: What they are, what they look like, where they live, what they eat...and what eats them.

This is a wonderful next installment in the acclaimed About... series of books. If you want to feed your little one's curious mind about the cuddly creatures of the rodent world, be sure to add this warm, fuzzy book to your child's library.
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