101 Facts about Ferrets

101 Facts about Ferrets

by Claire Horton-Bussey, Sarah Williams, Julia Barnes

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Children's Literature
For those who learn best when information is broken down into "factoids," this is the ferret book for them. It is not organized by topics but rather strung out into numbered bits of information. Although there is a short index (and glossary), this method of presentation makes it difficult to refer back to subjects, so one must settle for browsing instead. There are facts on ferret history; the mustelid family; ferret habits, birthing, development, coloration and requirements as a pet. We learn, for example, that ferrets love to eat raw eggs but that feeding them too many eggs may make the pets go bald. Another vital fact is that ferrets can be trained to use a litter box! Some important explanations are missing, however, such as why ferrets shouldn't be left alone with a dog or cat or should be kept away from smaller pets. Also, we need to know why some cities and towns do not allow people to keep ferrets as pets. There are small, cropped pictures of ferrets on every page. Those photos showing the ferrets being handled are the most instructive. This is one in the "101 Facts About Pets" series. 2002 (orig. 2001), Gareth Stevens,
— Carol Raker Collins
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-These texts are easy to read, with less-familiar words in bold type and defined in the glossary, and the format breaks the material into "bites" that makes it inviting to newly independent readers. Each volume is comprised of paragraphs no more than three sentences long, accompanied by large numerals in a variety of bright colors. The facts are loosely grouped by subject, giving readers an overview of each area of interest. Clear, full-color photos appear throughout, and colorful borders decorated with animal-footprint designs add to the visual appeal. Terrarium Pets looks at reptiles, amphibians, and tarantulas, and a wider range of care situations but offers fewer details than Ferrets, which has more depth due to its narrower scope. These are not pet-care manuals. Instead, they are good starting points, providing enough information to help readers make well-informed decisions about whether or not the subject animals would make appropriate pets for them.-Arwen Marshall, formerly at New York Public Library Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
One Hundred One Facts about Pets Series
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Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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