Guinea Pigs and Other Rodents

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Rodents have teeth called incisors that never stop growing! They must grind their teeth or gnaw on things to keep the teeth from growing too long. Kids will be eager to sink their teeth into the intriguing facts in Guinea Pigs and other Rodents. This book explores many of their favorite kinds of rodents, including rats, mice, guinea pigs, beavers, and squirrels. Engaging text and vivid images help children understand

how rodents build different types of homes in various habitats

what kinds of foods rodents eat

which rodents hibernate in winter
 

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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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