Following Mr. Prairie Dog around through his tunnels and day-to-day encounters with other prairie dogs and wildlife was an interesting and fun way to learn about the animal. I liked the mix of illustrations and photographs in the book too.
Very informative – perfect for the Mammals Science Unit! “It may be that the trilling kak-kak-kaks of Mrs. Owl and the Sharp yek-yeks of Mrs Prairie Dog help to make their world safer for each other by warning them of danger.” It is descriptive and fun so it feels like you are right there with the prairie dogs as you learn about the threats they face on a daily basis.
I was previewing this book when my 7 yo curled up beside me and asked me to read aloud. Gradually my 5, 9, and 11 yos trickled in to the room to listen. We read it through in one sitting and they all enjoyed it! It teaches facts about prairie dogs in narrative fashion. Mr. Prairie Dog got a few giggles from my kids, and there were a few times that the kids sat upright, listening intently to make sure Mr. Prairie Dog would escape danger safely. Definitely a fun way to learn more about prairie dogs and their neighbors.
Surprisingly enough, comparatively little has been written about that most social and comical of our native animals, the prairie dog. A prairie dog town is laid out skillfully and carefully, with an eye to safety and comfort. Mostly underground, its tunnels and rooms are amazing to explore. In this engaging book by Margaret T. Raymond and Carl O. Mohr we have a chance to see prairie dogs going about their business with their curious neighbors, including jackrabbits, owls, ferrets, and antelope.
53 pages, written by Margaret T. Raymond and Carl O. Mohr
This book is suggested to accompany our Mammals science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.
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