by Johnson, Sylvia A.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 636.976 Joh
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 636.976 Joh
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 636.76628 J
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 636.76628 J
In earlier times, people used tame ferrets to drive rabbits and rodents out of hiding places.But the bright-eyed, furry creatures no longer have to work for a living.Instead, they are kept as cherished pets in many parts of the world.Their closest cousins in the animal world are weasels, minks, otters, badgers, and skunks.Award-winning children's author, Sylvia A. Johnson introduces readers to the ferret in a fascinating and lively text.Readers will learn the basics of ferret care and find out whether ferrets are right for them.Full-color photographs show why more and more people think ferrets make such appealing and amusing pets.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-6. In her coverage of both wild ferrets and their domesticated cousins, Johnson uses a nice balance of sharp photos and explanatory text to examine these furry, stubby-legged, energetic creatures. The book considers the mustalid (such as otters and skunks) relatives of ferrets and recounts the near extinction and revival of the black-footed ferret in the U.S. Long domesticated for their "ferreting" ability, ferrets have also become increasingly popular animal companions. The fetching portraits of domesticated ferrets at their winsome and mischievous best and thorough discussion of the care and nurturing of ferrets as household pets are spiced with snapshots and anecdotes provided by devoted ferret owners. Offering lessons in natural history, environmental issues, and pet care, this entry in the Nature Watch series will be welcomed by teachers and students as well as by children and parents seeking information on a pet little covered in public libraries. (Reviewed July 1997)1575050145Irene Wood"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Ferrets as pets -- Juvenile literature.
Ferret -- Juvenile literature.
Ferrets as pets.
Publisher Minneapolis :Carolrhoda Books,1997
Language English
Notes "A Carolrhoda nature watch book."
Includes index.
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 1575050145
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