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Raccoon Moon

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Describing a year in the life of a raccoon family as the mother teaches her cubs to climb trees, find food, and survive predators, this fun and educational wildlife guide teaches children about one of North America's most intelligent and ubiquitous mammals. Detailed illustrations portray the birth and rapid development of the cubs, the cubs learning to catch a frog and eat ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Birdsong Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Beautiful illustrations are a highlight of this look at the everyday experiences of a raccoon mother and her three kits. Raccoons are a maligned and misunderstood species in much of North America, so it is a relief to see them depicted in a positive fashion.

Raccoons' at-times bothersome behavior, such as tipping over trash cans, is explained. A section in the back gives general raccoon facts and tips on what to do if one discovers a baby raccoon on her own, with an emphasis on the animals' unsu
This book follows the adventures of a mama raccoon and her cubs. This book would be very useful when discussing the state of Georgia and its different regions. It can also be included in a science lesson about the life cycle of raccoons or mammals in general. I would use this book for fifth grade to explain how animals are classified into groups and show how offspring can resemble their parents from inherited and learned characteristics.
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This is pretty cute although we both thought it was a little long and drawn out. At the end of the story there is a part that tells what to do if you ever find an abandoned raccoon baby. There is also some raccoon trivia, relatives and how the raccoon got it's name as well as a glossary.
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Wordy, uninspired trundle through the lifecycle of the titular critter.
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