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What do toads like to eat? Why do crickets sing? Why does a fireflyglow? If you've ever longed to know more about the habits of theanimals and insects that live in your backyard, here's the bookyou've been waiting for! With Backyard Pets, you'll find out how tocatch and care for lots of different, easy-to-find critters, fromterrific toads to slithering slugs. You'll perform all sorts ofinvestigations and activities, including discovering how snails eatand how caterpillars protect themselves, before you return yournewly found pets safely to their natural home. And you'll even findout how to attract birds and butterflies to homemade feeders andgardens so that you can observe them every day as they go abouttheir amazing lives.
As you take care of your pets, you'll learn how to interpretfireflies' signals; how to entice worms from their burrows withsound; and how to make birdfeeders, hummingbird gardens, and toadabodes. Along the way, you'll discover lots of fascinating factsabout the lives of these clever critters-from what their favoritefoods are to how they see, hear, and move, and even how they helpthe environment.