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Although fennec foxes are the smallest kind of fox, they have enormous ears. The little canines make their homes in the scorching sandy deserts of North Africa. Fennecs dig deep underground dens, in which they rest during the heat of the day. At night, when it's cooler, they emerge to find plants, eggs, and small animals to eat. Fennec fox mothers use the den to give birth ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Bearport Publishing
(first published January 1st 2013)
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Filled with large photographs of these unusual canines, this book provides good basic information about fennec foxes. Found only in the upper portion of the African continent, they are characterized by large ears to help them cool off in their desert habitat. Additionally, fur on their feet protects them from the hot desert sand. Readers will enjoy reading about these unique animals and learning about their families, food, and habitat as well as how they form communities. They will probably be ...more
Jane P. Gardner (North Chelmsford, MA) is a freelance writer and editor with more than six years of experience writing for school-aged children. She has a master's degree in geology from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Ms. Gardner has also worked as a classroom teacher, predominantly with middle-school and high-school students. She left ...moreMore about Jane P. Gardner...