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Title: Prairie Dogs (Our Wild World)
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Good
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Animals facing threats from human encroachment are featured in these offerings from the Our Wild World series. Prairie Dogs looks at critters considered a keystone species by scientists, linked to the survival of about 40 other species. Horse-lovers will gravitate to the doe-eyed bays on the cover of Wild Horses, which introduces readers to the scattered herds of mustangs still roaming the U.S. Both books spend a great deal of time on these animals' fascinating social systems, from the bands of mares led by a single stallion to prairie dog towns subdivided into coteries. The prose is consistently clear and lively, although Lorbiecki's breathless marveling at prairie dogs' language of chirks, yips, and other vocalizations may lead children to anthropomorphize more than is warranted.About the Author:
Marybeth Lorbiecki has been writing and editing books about nature for 15 years. With an MA in English, teaching experience, and a love for science, Lorbiecki has created more than a dozen award-winning books for children and adults. She lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, with her husband and three children.
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