Animal Tracks

Book cover: 'Animal Tracks'
Author(s): 
Arthur Dorros
Illustrator(s): 
Arthur Dorros
Copyright: 
1991
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
30 pages
Subject(s): 
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

One of the things that fascinates me most about Wisconsin winters (I grew up in California) are the animal tracks clearly visible in the snow. It leaves a temporary record of what was visiting while you weren't looking - what a fascinating thing for homeschoolers to look into. Animal Tracks will make a nice resource for younger students to study local wildlife. This is an illustrated narrative of animal life with a little guessing game on each page based on the tracks left by each animal. The book also contains four pages of identified tracks (including humans) and instructions for "preserving" the tracks with plaster of paris or by tracing. An excellent way to spark children's interest in nature.

Review Date: 
1999
Reviewed by: 
Alicia Van Hecke