Here, in a comprehensive and extremely readable volume, the author-artist whose many nature books are favorites with children gives an absorbing account of little animals equipped with chisel-like teeth for gnawing including their habits, appearance, and activities. The world of this army of small mammals is one which most of us could observe for ourselves if we wished to. No one reading these lively chapters about the squirrels, beavers, rabbits, prairie dogs, etc., could ever again take them and their interesting ways for granted. In his simple, inimitable style, known to many readers through such books as "Cats," "Starlings," "Coyotes," "Goats," "The Wonder World of Ants," "The Grasshopper Book," "Horns and Antlers," "Turtles," "Stooping Hawk and Stranded Whale" and "Pinto's Journey," Mr. Bronson provides a humorous and informative text, enhanced by many detailed drawings. WILFRID SWANCOURT BRONSON wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called "Animal People," it started like this: "This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily." He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with "verey good pictures" that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.