Meet the Meerkat
By Darrin Lunde
(Charlesbridge, Hardcover, 9781580891103, 28pp.)
Publication Date: July 1, 2007
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My name is Little Meerkat.
I stand on my hind legs
and keep lookout.
When I see danger I shout,
to my brothers and sisters.
Want to know more? Then open this book and follow Little Meerkat into the Kalahari desert.
A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of Little Meerkat. Scientifically accurate illustrations make these exotic animals accessible to young readers.
Back matter includes additional child-friendly facts.
Darrin Lunde has worked as a mammalogist at the American Museum of Natural History and at the Smithsonian Institute. His work has brought him into contact with all kinds of animals, big and small, throughout the remote forests of South America, Africa, and Asia where he camped for months at a time to survey species diversity and to discover new species. He is the author of HELLO, BUMBLEBEE BAT, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book, AFTER THE KILL, and other books about animals. He lives in Washington, DC.