The Burgess Animal Book for Children

Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965)

Peter Rabbit goes to school, with Mother Nature as his teacher. In this zoology book for children, Thornton W. Burgess describes the mammals of North America in the form of an entertaining story, including plenty of detail but omitting long scientific names. There is an emphasis on conservation. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)

Genre(s): Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Laurie Anne Walden
Play 01 JENNY WREN GIVES PETER RABBIT AN IDEA -- Peter arranges to go to school to Old Mother Nature. Sean McGaughey
Play 02 PETER AND JUMPER GO TO SCHOOL -- The Cottontail Rabbit, Northern Hare, and Marsh Rabbit. Kevin McAsh
Play 03 MORE OF PETER'S LONG-LEGGED COUSINS -- The Swamp Hare, Arctic Hare, Prairie Hare, Antelope Jack and Common Jack Rabbit. Kevin McAsh
Play 04 CHATTERER AND HAPPY JACK JOIN -- The Squirrel family and order of Rodents. Esther
Play 05 THE SQUIRRELS OF THE TREES -- The Red, Gray, Fox, Kaibab and Abert Squirrels. Betsie Bush
Play 06 STRIPED CHIPMUNK AND HIS COUSINS -- The Chipmunk, Spermophiles, and Flying Squirrel. Jennette Selig
Play 07 JOHNNY CHUCK JOINS THE CLASS -- The Woodchuck and his ways. Sandra
Play 08 WHISTLER AND YAP YAP -- The Whistling or Hoary Marmot and Prairie Dogs. Kevin McAsh
Play 09 TWO QUEER LITTLE HAYMAKERS -- The Pica or Cony and the Mountain Beaver or Sewellel. Esther
Play 10 PRICKLY PORKY AND GRUBBY GOPHER -- Introducing the Porcupine and Pocket Gopher J. M. Smallheer
Play 11 A FELLOW WITH A THOUSAND SPEARS -- More about the Porcupine. J. M. Smallheer
Play 12 A LUMBERMAN AND ENGINEER -- The Beaver and his works. Kevin McAsh
Play 13 A WORKER AND A ROBBER -- The Muskrat and the Brown or Norway Rat. Laurie Anne Walden
Play 14 A TRADER AND A HANDSOME FELLOW -- The Cotton Rat, Wood or Pack Rat and the Kangaroo Rat. Kevin McAsh
Play 15 TWO UNLIKE LITTLE COUSINS -- Whitefoot the Wood or Deer Mouse and Danny Meadow Mouse, also called Field Mouse. Esther
Play 16 DANNY'S NORTHERN COUSINS, AND NIMBLEHEELS -- The Banded and Brown Lemmings and the Jumping Mouse. John Lieder
Play 17 THREE LITTLE REDCOATS AND SOME OTHERS -- The Pine Mouse, Red-backed Mouse, Rufous Tree Mouse, Rock Mouse and Beach Mouse. John Lieder
Dorothy Lieder (1915-2008)
Play 18 MICE WITH POCKETS, AND OTHERS -- The Silky and Spiny Pocket Mice, Grasshopper Mouse, Harvest Mouse and House Mouse Janet Friday
Play 19 TEENY WEENY AND HIS COUSIN -- The Common or Long-Tailed Shrew or Shrew Mouse, Short-tailed Shrew or Mole Shrew and Marsh or Water Shrew. Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Play 20 FOUR BUSY LITTLE MINERS -- The Common Mole, Brewer's or Hairy-tailed Mole, Oregon Mole and Star-nosed Mole. Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Play 21 FLITTER THE BAT AND HIS FAMILY -- The Red Bat, Little Brown or Cave Bat, Big Brown or House Bat, Silvery Bat, Hoary Bat and Big-eared Bat. Kevin McAsh
Play 22 AN INDEPENDENT FAMILY -- The Common Skunk, Hog-nosed or Badger Skunk and Little Spotted Skunk. Janet Friday
Play 23 DIGGER AND HIS COUSIN GLUTTON -- The Badger and Wolverine or Carcajou. Esther
Play 24 SHADOW AND HIS FAMILY -- The Common or Bonaparte Weasel or Ermine, New York Weasel, Long-tailed or Yellow-bellied Weasel, Least Weasel and Black-footed Ferret. Janet Friday
Play 25 TWO FAMOUS SWIMMERS -- Billy Mink and Little Joe Otter. Lee Ann Howlett
Play 26 SPITE THE MARTEN AND PEKAN THE FISHER -- The Pine Marten or American Sable and the Fisher or Pennant Marten. Jamie Wilking
Play 27 REDDY FOX JOINS THE SCHOOL -- The Red, Black and Silver Foxes, Gray Fox, Kit Fox or Swift, Desert Fox, Arctic and Blue Foxes. Jenilee
Play 28 OLD MAN COYOTE AND HOWLER THE WOLF -- The Prairie Wolf or Coyote and the Timber or Gray Wolf. Jenilee
Play 29 YOWLER AND HIS COUSIN TUFTY -- The Bay Lynx or Bob Cat and the Canada Lynx or Lucivee. Jenilee
Play 30 SOME BIG AND LITTLE CAT COUSINS -- Puma the Panther, also called Cougar and Mountain Lion, the Jaguar, the Ocelot, and the Jaguarundi Cat or Eyra. Jamie Wilking
Play 31 BOBBY COON ARRIVES -- The Raccoon and the Civet or Ring-tailed Cat, also called Coon Cat and Bassaris. Janet Friday
Play 32 BUSTER BEAR NEARLY BREAKS UP SCHOOL -- The Black Bear and his habits. John Lieder
Play 33 BUSTER BEAR'S BIG COUSINS -- Silvertip, the Grizzly Bear, the Alaska or Great Brown Bear and the Polar Bear. John Lieder
Play 34 UNC' BILLY AND OLD MRS. POSSUM -- The Virginia Opossum, which is the only American Marsupial. Tammy Sanders
Play 35 LIGHTFOOT, BLACKTAIL AND FORKHORN -- The White-tailed or Virginia Deer, Black-tailed Deer and Mule Deer. Laurie Anne Walden
Play 36 BUGLER, FLATHORNS AND WANDERHOOF -- The Elk or Wapiti, Moose or Caribou. Laurie Anne Walden
Play 37 THUNDERFOOT, FLEETFOOT AND LONGCOAT -- The Buffalo or Bison, Antelope or Musk-ox. Laurie Anne Walden
Play 38 TWO WONDERFUL MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS -- The Rocky Mountain Sheep or Bighorn and the Rocky Mountain Goat. Claire Goget
Play 39 PIGGY AND HARDSHELL -- The Peccary or Wild Pig and the Armadillo. eva
Play 40 THE MAMMALS OF THE SEA -- The Sea Otter, Walrus, Sea Lions, Seals and Manatee or Sea Cow. Kevin McAsh