Wild Ones: Observing City Critters

Carol Malnor (Author) Cathy Morrison (Illustrator)


Learning about the wildlife that lives in urban landscapes and the reasons why is fun for readers because it happens through the eyes of Scooter the dog and is delivered through his story. Children will connect with this cute dog and the love his family has for him and they will learn a lot about the wildlife right outside the front door

Wild ones are moving into the city Follow the adorable, curious dog Scooter as he travels through an urban landscape, seeing many wild animals. Cathy's charming illustrations draw upon real-life city scenes from across the United States. Supplementary material contains information about the wild species now often living in cities and how they have adapted. Plus Carol offers a section "Is it Really True?" that is both informational and fun. This book is a wonderful aid for children to become aware of the presence of wild animals and understand why they have taken to living in cities.

Backmatter Includes:
  • Explore More for Kids: photos and information about the animals in this book.
  • Explore More for Teachers & Parents: Activities for home and school to build on the knowledge in this book.
  • Product Details

    Dawn Publications (CA)
    Publish Date
    March 01, 2016
    9.0 X 0.2 X 11.2 inches | 0.35 pounds
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    About the Author

    Carol Malnor is the co-author of Dawn Publication's Teacher Guide Series. Carol has taught elementary through high school and co-directed the Education for Life Foundation. She works with her co-author husband, Bruce, as an educational consultant leading teacher training workshops.
    Cathy Morrison is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Colorado, within view of both the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. She watches the plants, the animals, and rain-all close up and personal. She began her career in animation and graphic design, but discovered her passion for children's book illustration while raising her two children. After several years illustrating with traditional media, she now works digitally, which helps the publisher adapt the art into interactive book apps.