The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers

The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers Cover

The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers

By Caroline Arnold; John Sandford (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590781661, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2006

Kids will delight in the tale of the terrible - but lovable - Hodag. With the head of an ox, feet of a bear, back of a dinosaur, and tail of an alligator, the Hodag stands forty feet tall, and its eyes glow like fire. Learn what happens when a group of animal catchers comes to capture this fierce creature and bring it to the zoo This original tale, a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner, is perfectly turned for storytelling, with magnificent illustrations that evoke storybooks from long ago.

About the Author
Caroline Arnold is the award-winning author of more than one hundred books for children, mostly in the category of nonfiction. She and photographer Richard Hewett have collaborated on the majority of her books. Apart-time teacher in the Writer's Program at UCLA, Ms. Arnold lives in Los Angeles with her husband and cats.John Sandford is the illustrator of a number of books, including "Argyle, Down Buttermilk Lane," "Moonstick, " and"The Seasons ofthe Sioux."He lives in Grand Haven, Michigan."