Your Pets' Secret Lives: The Truth Behind Your Pets' Wildest Behaviors

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Mit Kids Press
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6.2 X 8.5 X 0.8 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Eleanor Spicer Rice, PhD, is an entomologist and the author of many nonfiction books, including Your Hidden Life: Unseen Jungle and Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Spiders. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, sons, dogs, hermit crabs, an assortment of spiders and insects, and a small but valiant flock of homing pigeons.

Rob Wilson is an award-winning illustrator and celebrated graphic designer who has created work for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and the covers of best-selling books. He is the illustrator of Your Hidden Life: Unseen Jungle and the creator of the icon for the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Rob Wilson's work has been featured in galleries in London and New York City, where he lives.
Memorable facts combined with delightful, full-color spot art will sustain readers' interest. Four insightful interviews with a diverse group of researchers and experts interspersed throughout the text describe surprising breakthroughs and insights and different personal paths to careers in science. The author mixes humor with scientific data, delivering an entertaining and informative guide that will pique readers' interest in learning more about the animals we share our homes with. An engaging, fact-filled book that offers both laugh-out-loud and aha moments.
--Kirkus Reviews

Once you open Your Pets' Secret Lives, you'll be hooked. You'll laugh so hard you snort. You'll also learn the amazing science of what's happening inside your house, outside in your backyard--and inside your pet. Who knew poop was so marvelously complex? And such an indispensable delicacy for your pet rabbit? Entomologist Eleanor Spicer Rice introduces young readers to the fascinating and weird biology and behavior of some of our most popular pets, from cats and canaries to . . . tarantulas. Your Pets' Secret Lives is deeply informative, utterly surprising--and hilarious. Rob Wilson's whimsical, spot-on illustrations are the perfect accompaniment.
--Cat Warren, New York Times bestselling author of What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World