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Pika : life in the rocks

Author: Tannis Bill
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The pika survives where life is rocky. A male pika scurries across a stone pile high in the mountains. He nips leafy twigs off bushes and piles them in the shelter of a rocky den. This hamster-size cousin of the rabbit builds a hay pile as big as a bathtub. In the winter, he feeds on his hay pile, tunnels through the snow for lichens, and pops out for low-growing plants. The story of how the pika avoids predators,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tannis Bill
ISBN: 9781590788035 1590788036
OCLC Number: 466335446
Awards: Winner of Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award (Transitional Nonfiction) 2011
Target Audience: Elementary Grade.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Tannis Bill ; photographs by Jim Jacobson.
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The pika survives where life is rocky. A male pika scurries across a stone pile high in the mountains. He nips leafy twigs off bushes and piles them in the shelter of a rocky den. This hamster-size cousin of the rabbit builds a hay pile as big as a bathtub. In the winter, he feeds on his hay pile, tunnels through the snow for lichens, and pops out for low-growing plants. The story of how the pika avoids predators, survives the cold, and sings for a mate will enthrall young readers.

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"Young readers are fascinated with animals and will enjoy mimicking some of the expressions of the Pika." --"Science Books & Films" "Crisp color photos and easy-to-follow text show the life of a pika Read more...

 
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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-04-14) Excellent Permalink

This book has great large-sized color photographs combined with solid information relayed n a chatty style that will appeal to young listeners or readers.  I found the appendix with pika facts, information on the pika's family rabbits and hares, the page on pika predators and the bibliography...
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