Illustrated by Susan Swan
July 2012 / ISBN 9781580893787
Picture book, prairie life (ages 4-6)
by Bob Walch
This nicely illustrated picture book not only introduces young readers
to the animals and plants found in South Dakota’s Badlands
National Park, but it also doubles as a counting book.
The first section
of the book follows various young prairie creatures and their mothers
as they play, forage for food and explore the prairie environment.
Your will find bison, pronghorn, prairie dog, coyote, and rattlesnake
families as well as grouse, owls, meadowlarks and grasshoppers.
A second section
of the book provides more information about each creature and the
various types of grasses and plants mentioned in the rhymed text.
about life on the prairie, the child can also practice counting
up to ten as he/she is encouraged to count the baby animals.
art work this book incorporates into the text makes it a very attractive
package and one that should appeal to the child who loves animals.