Explore the fascinating world of rats, squirrels, guinea pigs, and more in this primer from the creators of the award-winning About... series.
This acclaimed beginner's guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of rodents—everything from porcupines and deer mice to squirrels, hamsters, and more. Author and educator 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.
The beautifully accurate paintings by noted wildlife illustrator John Sill depict a variety of rodents, from the tiny Eurasian harvest mouse to the hefty capybara of South America.
An afterword provides more details for curious young naturalists.
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. She lives in North Carolina.
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.
"Beautifully illustrated with clear, well-composed paintings of animals, this book shows respect for its audience as well as its subject." —Booklist
"A fine entry in the Sills's series and is perfect for collections that are looking for quality nonfiction about a resilient family that is so much more than mice and rats." —School Library Journal