Explore the fascinating world of rats, squirrels, guinea pigs, and more in this primer from the creators of the award-winning About... and About Habitats series.
"A fine entry in the Sills's series...quality nonfiction about a resilient family that is so much more than mice and rats." ―School Library Journal
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. Former educator and author 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.
Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers beautifully detailed, realistic paintings to depict a variety of rodents, from the tiny Eurasian Harvest Mouse to the hefty Capybara of South America. An afterword provides more details.
About Rodents is part of the award-winning About... series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.
Best Children's Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association
North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.