By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator
A humorous, accurate account of the almost human habits of the American coyote for young readers. Many illustrations by the author.
“This book is for kids who want to know all about coyotes, and it’s filled with lots of information. How their fur grows, why the tail is so bushy, how and why the teeth are aligned, are just a few of the topics covered. One interesting tidbit: ‘With brown tints on the short hair of his face and legs he is altogether like the dusty earth and half-dried grasses of the prairie. Thus, he can almost vanish by standing still.’ When coyotes bark, they are sending messages to other coyotes. The book is illustrated, letting much of the information come alive. A chart shows the different ways a coyote hunts; another shows how coyotes stay alive when they are the ones being hunted. The book is thorough enough for a young person, 8 through 11, to use for a school report.” (“Book Chat,” Enchantment)
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A coyote is a very smart kind of wild dog. A coyote does not want to live the way a tame dog does, with someone to feed him and give him a home. He wants to dig his own den, hunt his own supper, staying wild and very free.
Young and older people alike, whether they have seen coyotes or not, will be delighted with this animal who can sing bass and tenor at the same time, who builds his house with a chimney for ventilation, and who “cooks” food for his very young babies.
In this natural science picture book, Wilfrid Bronson writes of the almost human habits of this freedom-loving American animal with the same simplicity and authenticity which mark all his work. Fully illustrated with accurate and humorous drawings.
Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.
This book continues The Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson Legacy Series from Sunstone Press.
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