When we lived in Bozeman, MT, my son Patrick had Who Pooped in the Park? Yellowstone National Park: Scat and Tracks for Kids and it was a great book. We’re happy to see that a new one has been published that’s appropriate for families in the Pacific Northwest:
Gary D. Robson, Who Pooped in the Cascades?: Scat and Tracks for Kids (Helena, MT: Farcountry Press, 2013), 48 pp. Illustrated by Robert Rath.
The Cascade Range stretches over 700 miles from northern California to British Columbia. The mountain range is full of wildlife and volcanoes to explore, but watch where you step! The animals that live there are often hard to find—but not their poop! Join Emily, Michael, May, and their parents as they examine poop (scat) and footprints (tracks) to find out who pooped in the Cascades. By examining signs left by animals, the kids learn about animal behavior, diet, and identification.
Who Pooped in the Cascades? is the perfect backpack companion for your trip to any part of the Cascades. Fun illustrations of the animals and their scat and tracks supplement the charming story, and a quick-reference chart at the back makes field identification a breeze!
Farcountry Press also sent along a very nice little boardbook, Cascade Babies!, which is perfect for Afton, and a book which I wish was available when we had lived so close to Yellowstone National Park, A Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. These are all beautiful produced books and great additions to a nature library, whether for children or adults.