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Children's LiteratureDid you know prairie dogs help prairies grow by eating weedy plants? Or that the prairie dog keeps prairie grasses and flowers from being choked out? Prairie dogs also add fertilizer with their leavings and churn up the soil when they tunnel. And prairie dogs don't need to drink water! They wash their food down with their own salvia. This nonfiction book, part of the "Our Wild World" series, will teach children about prairie dogs. Green boxes with highlighted fun facts give the young reader a chance to learn about prairie dogs from a quick browse through the book. A handy listing of internet websites listed at the back of the book will be helpful for students writing reports on prairie dogs. Beautiful illustrations of prairie dogs eating sunflowers, playing with each other, and running with treasured food in their mouths establish this text as a must have for school library shelves. The book is perfect for any fourth or fifth grade science curriculum or report on prairie dogs. 2004, NorthWord Press, Ages 8 to 12.