Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Prairie Dog Play Days

Margot Finke has done it again.

She's written another fun book that teaches kids about the natural world and it will be published soon. I'm lucky to get to see it before most other people and you're lucky to be getting a sneak peek at it.

 While her other books are mostly about Australia, this one features creatures in North America.

As the title implies, the first section of the book, Prairie Dog Days, is about prairie dogs, but equal coverage is given to skunks and eagles in the sections called Little Stinkers and Bald Eagle Rules.

Written in rhyming style and sharing a lot about the youngsters in each species, this book will be a pleasure for kids to read or have read to them.

And they'll learn a lot, too. I even learned something I didn't know about the reason bald eagles are called that. (No spoilers; you'll have to read the book to find out.)

There's plenty of educational material at the end of the book for teachers and home schooling parents to use, and I think kids will enjoy all of that, too.

The illustrations by Kathy Iler are both charming and accurate.

I think lots of kids will love this book.


Donna Shepherd said...

That cover is darling. Thanks for the review, Janet!

Margot Finke said...

Many thanks Janet for your awesome review. And Donna, as always you are a true fan. Hug!

You can get autographed versions from my website: or from Amazon. "Prairie Dog Play Days" was such fun to write, and Kathy Iler's illos are just perfect. I am thrilled.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Donna.

K.C., You are more than welcome.

Penelope Cole said...

Hi Jan, Nice review of Margot's new book. I got a sneak preview, too, and will post my review soon. Thanks much, Penny

Susan Hornbach said...

Great Book! Thanks Jan for your informative review. Go Margot!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you, Susan.

Margot Finke said...

Just noticed the comments WAY beneath the first two.

Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment and show your support of my books. It means a lot when my peers like what I write.

Donna McDine said...

Delightful review and Margot's book is a gem!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Margot, I have no idea what caused the gap between comments.

Donna, thanks for commenting.

Margot Finke said...

Donna, many thanks and hugs for your constant support. YOU are the gem, mate!! :)