Synopses & Reviews
A story of an unlikely, but adorable, friendship!
Pig lives on a farm with lots of other animals. All the animals have friends, but Pig does not. One day a new animal comes to the farm. Pug has a curly tail like Pig. Pug plays in the mud like Pig. Pug even snorts like Pig. Pug is not a pig, but maybe, just maybe, Pig and Pug can be friends!
After the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, a little hippo named Owen was discovered orphaned and alone, far from home. Come read the true and heartwarming story of the animal sanctuary that provided a new home for Owen, where he found an unlikely best friend in a 130- year-old tortoise named Mzee.
After the 2004 tsunami hit Southeast Asia, a little hippo was discovered orphaned and far from home. Named Owen by his caretakers in an animal sanctuary, he soon found an unlikely best friend in a 130-year-old tortoise named Mzee. Full color.
Born underground in a warm den, a baby wolf soon learns how to howl, how to hunt, and how to live with her wolf pack. And with this Level 3 Penguin Young Reader, kids can learn all about a baby wolf! Mary Batten lives in Los Angeles, California.
Raising chickens is becoming more and more popular, as families are opting for organic produce and sustainable lifestyles. This new Level 2 reader is full of photographs and facts to teach kids how they too can have their very own backyard chickens!
About the Author
Mary Batten is an award-winning science writer whose previous books, Discovery By Chance, The Tropical Forest, and Nature's Tricksters, were written for the juvenile market. Her magazine credits include Cosmopolitan, Science Digest, and International Wildlife. She has written scripts for fifty television films, the producers of which include Time-Life Films, Children's Television Workshop, National Geographic, and Walt Disney Educational Film Division. She lives in Virginia.