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Prairie Dogs

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Discusses the habits and life cycle of prairie dogs and examines their place in the ecology of the prairie.

Discusses the habits and life cycle of prairie dogs and examines their place in the ecology of their grassland environment.

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Overview

Discusses the habits and life cycle of prairie dogs and examines their place in the ecology of the prairie.

Discusses the habits and life cycle of prairie dogs and examines their place in the ecology of their grassland environment.

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"Patent describes the varieties, features, habits, habitats, and predators of prairie dogs in her latest collaboration with Munoz. The text and illustrations work together, each enlarging the other and both enlightening the reader. . . . An effective and readable presentation." Booklist, ALA

"Like all the best animal-study books, this concise summary takes an ecological approach to its subject, explaining not only prairie dog biology and behavior, but also how the animal is an integral part of the short- and mixed-grass prairie ecosystems. . . . Patent and Munoz achieve their own symbiosis of words and color photos. . . . Some beautiful shots of the prairie itself justify Patent's gentle reminder that it's not just the fancy mountains and big-treed forests that need protection." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The prolific Patent at her best, with a succinct, well researched, and informative rundown of the prairie rodent's lifestyle and social organization, plus a clear presentation of its controversial role: knowing that 400 or so prairie dogs eat enough grass to maintain a cow, ranchers have exterminated them by the millions. . . . Useful and consistently interesting. Bibilography: index." Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395526019
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Clarion Nonfiction Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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