Meet Your World Series

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You Are a Honey Bee!
You Are a Hon­ey Bee!
You Are a Raccoon
You Are a Raccoon!
You Are a Robin book cover
You Are a Robin!
You Are a Garter Snake!

writ­ten by Lau­rie Ann Thomp­son
illus­trat­ed by Jay Fleck
Dial Books
Pen­guin Ran­dom House

This play­ful and infor­ma­tive series invites you to take a clos­er look at the amaz­ing ani­mals that live right along­side you in rur­al, sub­ur­ban, and urban land­scapes across North Amer­i­ca. In each book, words and art inspire you to act out ani­mal actions that are not so dif­fer­ent from your own habits. And robust back­mat­ter offers even more facts and fun. From the ani­mals’ fam­i­lies and foods to their envi­ron­ments and behav­iors, let’s meet your world!

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“The Meet Your World series, which opened with You Are a Hon­ey Bee! (2023) and You Are a Rac­coon! (2023), offers young chil­dren infor­ma­tion about ani­mals that they might see in their yard or neigh­bor­hood park. The engag­ing, sec­ond-per­son nar­ra­tive pro­vides intrigu­ing facts with­out becom­ing too detailed, while fur­ther infor­ma­tion and a basic glos­sary appear in the back mat­ter.” Book­list