This edition of Who Pooped in the Park? follows Michael and Emily on a trip to Redwoods National and State Parks in California. Michael tries to deal with his fear of bears as Mom and Dad teach him and his sister about the wildlife in the area—without ever getting close enough to be scared.
In their “close encounters of the poopy kind,” the family learns about a variety of animals, and readers will become familiar with their tracks and the droppings they leave behind (scats).
This Redwoods edition features:
- Black Bear
- Mountain Lion
- Gray Fox
- Striped and Spotted Skunks
- Mountain Beaver
- Roosevelt Elk
- Northern Flying Squirrel
- Great Blue Heron
- Brown Pelican
- Cooper’s Hawk
- and, of course, a banana slug
Along with the text and Rob Rath’s delightful illustrations, the book includes a sampling of “Straight Poop” sidebars, giving kids extra trivia about the animals and their scats and tracks.
There’s more information about the book in the author's November 2014 blog post, “The next Who Pooped book – the California Redwoods!”
Of the books that I gave as gifts this holiday season, "Who Pooped in the Redwoods" got the best reception from both the children and the adults in the room.