You Are a Raccoon!
written by Laurie Ann Thompson
illustrated by Jay Fleck
Dial Books, April 2023
32 pages, ages 2 to 5
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The second in an adorable, STEM nonfiction picture book series that encourages very young readers to learn—through gentle interactivity and play—about the animals who share their world.
Crawl, cling climb! You may have seen a raccoon scurry up a tree or across the road just before dark. Did you know that raccoons stay up at night playing, hunting, and eating when you go to sleep? From birth to first stripes and beyond, discover all that goes into being a raccoon in this charming picture book, the second in the Meet Your World series.
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!
“Thompson and Fleck have crafted a truly wonderful book that not only pulls readers in with a cute tale about animals but also incorporates activities that mimic the lives of raccoons—all while being educational! … VERDICT: All libraries will want to include this in their children’s collections.” (School Library Journal)
“The spare text on each page is accessible for emerging readers, and the full-color art’s soothing palette makes this ideal for a bedtime story.… Naturalistic and charming.” (Kirkus)