Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs

by Darice Bailer

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Cynomys, meaning "dog-mouse," is the scientific name for the prairie dog. This member of the rodent family is found on the Great Plains of North America. Read about the prairie dog, its history, characteristics, habitat, diet, and more information. Learn about the burrows of the coterie and how they design their homes for protection and safety. There is a chart that provides a photograph and brief description of five different species of the prairie dog. The chart fills up three pages and breaks the flow of the main text in chapter 1. There are close-up, color photographs with captions. The index includes the page numbers of the illustrations. There are insets in the margins that briefly provide interesting information about the prairie dog such as its barking signals. For those children who wish to learn more about prairie dogs, there is a list of additional resources including websites to explore. This book is a part of the "Animals Animals" series which covers a variety of different animals. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung

Product Details

Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
Animals Animals 12 Series
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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