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In My Backyard

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  5 reviews
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 soun ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 10th 2007 by Arbordale Publishing (first published January 1st 2007)
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Dianne Butts
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun little book with different kinds of animals, counting, and rhyming.

One drawback was it had 3 pups, 6 pups, and 9 pups. I could tell what the 9 pups were, but not the 3 or 6 pups. At least they have the answers in the back of the book with more information about each of the animals.

I was a little surprised at some of the themes, like snakes, poop, and dealing with injured or dead animals in the back. That seemed a little too mature for the young children this book is intended for
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Good illustrations and more importantly people can finally learn that porcupines have pups and snakes have hatchlings. Simple with a light rhyme.
Zack Reagin
I have been reading Spanish children's books to improve my Spanish. This one was helpful because it was written to teach new words to children, so I picked up many new words from reading it. ...more
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Shelby M.
In my backyard is a book that describes the different things that are often home not too far from home. The book rhymes and explores the different animals that can be found in the forest or in someone own home.

1) Teaching student how to rhyme
2) Can talk about the things that students find in their backyard
3) Learning how to count for the younger students
4) Talk about physical differences between animals shown in the book
5) Student can discover their own backyard and take pictures of animals or
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