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  • Published: 2 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781561459148
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $12.99

About Rodents

A Guide for Children




Explore the fascinating world of rats, squirrels, guinea pigs, and more in this primer from the creators of the award-winning About... series.
This acclaimed beginner's guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of rodents—everything from porcupines and deer mice to squirrels, hamsters, and more. Author and educator Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what rodents are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. The beautifully accurate paintings by noted wildlife illustrator John Sill depict a variety of rodents, from the tiny Eurasian harvest mouse to the hefty capybara of South America. An afterword provides more details for curious young naturalists.

  • Published: 2 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781561459148
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $12.99

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Praise for About Rodents

"Beautifully illustrated with clear, well-composed paintings of animals, this book shows respect for its audience as well as its subject." —Booklist "A fine entry in the Sills's series and is perfect for collections that are looking for quality nonfiction about a resilient family that is so much more than mice and rats." —School Library Journal

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