Synopses & Reviews
In the vein of his popular picture books Grandfather Buffalo
and Raccoon on His Own
, Jim Arnoskys Little Burro
features a lovable new character who finds out that trying new things does not have to be scary.
Little Burros canyon has everything she needsits breezy and cool on a hot day, and warm and cozy at night. One day, her band of burros decides to travel to the lake. She does not want to go, but finally follows when her mother calls out to her. When they arrive, Little Burro is surprised to find that the lake is just as nice as her canyonand even more fun!
There are lots of babies in the bayou, and even though they might have sharp white teeth, hard shells, webbed feet, or quick claws, their mothers still need to watch over them and protect them from harm. The babies learn how to dig, and swim, and follow their alert mothers lead.
Children will fall under the bayous spell as they learn about a new world in this lyrically charming book by one of our most respected naturalists. As hes done so masterfully with other animals and environments, Arnosky presents an intimate look at an unusual and rich habitat.
There are many babies in the bayou, and even though they might have sharp white teeth, hard shells, webbed feet, or quick claws, their mothers still need to protect them.
Despite their hard shells, sharp claws, or strong teeth, mothers still need to guide their little ones through the bayou and teach them the survival skills they will need to make it on their own as young adults in their perilous natural habitat.
About the Author
Jim Arnosky (www.jimarnosky.com) is a self-taught writer, artist and naturalist who has written and illustrated over 90 nature books for children. He has also illustrated over 50 books by other authors. Jim divides his time between Vermont and the Florida Keys.