This Beginner S Guide Offers A First Glimpse Into The Natural World Of Rodents In This Addition To The Acclaimed About Series, 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 With Beautifully Detailed, Realistic Paintings, Noted Wildlife Illustrator John Sill Introduces Readers To A Variety Of Rodents, From The Tiny Eurasian Harvest Mouse To The Hefty Capybara Of South America An Afterword Provides Details On The Animals Featured And Inspires Young Readers To Learn

5 thoughts on “About Rodents: A Guide for Children

  1. says:

    I have several of Cathryn Sill s About books and I love them The illustrations are wonderful I love how she manages to fit a lot of information in just a few simple sentences My 4YO son loves them too and has loved them since he was very young About Rodents is wonderful and fit in perfectly with the rodent unit my son was studying at school.

  2. says:

    Detailed, beautifully presented, nonfiction reading for even young kids interested in nature

  3. says:

    About Rodents is a great book just the right amount of information for Montessori preschool children, wonderful pictures, info for the children who want to know about the rodents.

  4. says:

    Oh, rats If you ve ever said that you probably know what a rat looks like and do know a bit about one rodent There are many different kinds of rodents, but they all have one thing in common they all are mammals with special front teeth that never stop growing Can you imagine having teeth that never stopped growing In this book we make the acquaintance of the North American Porcupine, the White footed Deermouse, Harris s Antelope Squirrel, the Northern Collared Lemming, the Black Agouti, the Common Muskrat, the Hispid Cotton Rat, the Black tailed Prairie Dog, the White throated Woodrat, the Eurasian Red Squirrel, the North American Beaver, the House Mouse, the Woodchuck, the Southern Flying Squirrel, the Eastern Chipmunk, the Eastern Gray Squirrel, the Hazel Dormouse, the Eurasian Harvest Mouse, the Capybara, the Golden Hamster, the Brown Rat and the Long tailed Chinchilla Whew Did you know there were so many rodents They can live in many different places, including your own home They can even live underground perhaps you know what rodent lives there If you don t know now you will after you read this book The book has a very simple set up There is a short sentence or two sometimes a portion of one and an illustration of the rodent in its natural habitat on the opposite page There are eighteen beautifully executed full color, full page plates in this book In the afterword, each plate is reproduced in miniature and there is a one paragraph vignette describing the rodent This is a lovely book, but if the buyer is expecting an expanded naturalist text he or she will be disappointed If purchased for as a picture book for discussion, the reader will be delighted

  5. says:

    Another fascinatingly illustrated book by John Sill and written by Cathryn Sill In this book, About Rodents a Guide for Children, each colorfully illustrated plate includes a different rodent, depicted in its common habitat Cathryn Sill s characteristically short one sentence annotations in large text, describe each full page plate which makes a good presentation for a classroom read aloud It is ideal for a lower elementary report An Afterword describes elaborately in paragraphs each plate s illustration A Glossary and Websites are useful The About. series is a must for any classroom or library, or for pleasant reading for those who wish to explore the world.