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In My Backyard

Valarie Giogas, Katherine Zecca (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/10/2007)
Paperback, Spanish (6/10/2007)


Baby dogs are puppies and they belong to a litter, but what is a baby skunk called and what is the name of its family group? This clever, rhythmic story tells us just that Counting from one to 10, familiar backyard animals are introduced by baby and family group name. Each stanza also tells a bit more about each animal by providing clues as to what they eat, how they sound or where they live. The -For Creative Minds- section includes more animal fun facts, information on keeping a nature journal and how to watch for wildlife in your own backyard.

Arbordale Publishing, 9780977742318, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2007

About the Author

Katherine Zecca was a scientific illustrator and graphic artist for NOAA, where she created illustrations of seals, whales, dolphins, crabs and fish for marine biologists. Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of NOAA Fisheries, Katherine was presented a National Award for her illustration of an historical poster. She continues to illustrate for the Smithsonian's National Zoo and created a logo for the National Museum of American Art. In addition to In My Backyard, Katherine has written and illustrated a book about the Atlantic Puffin for Down East Books. Katherine teaches nature journaling/sketching, from as far a field as the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, to New Brunswick, and Maine. She lives in Aiken, South Carolina with her 4 dogs and two cats. Visit Katherine's website: http: //