By Henry Cole

A fantastically illustrated novel a couple of mouse, her friendship with Audubon's apprentice, and her look for home.

Beneath the crackled and pale portray of a horse, beneath the worn and dusty floorboards of the eating room, lives Celeste, a mouse who spends her days weaving baskets, until eventually someday she is thrust into the realm above. the following Celeste encounters danger—and love—unlike any she's ever imagined. She dodges a hungry cat and witnesses the brutality of looking for the 1st time. She makes acquaintances with a making a song thrush named Cornelius, a talkative osprey named Lafayette, and Joseph, Audubon's younger apprentice. the entire whereas, Celeste is seeking a brand new domestic. Is her domestic within the toe of a worn boot? Nestled in Joseph's pocket? Or within the dollhouse within the attic, whole with mouse-size furnishings ideal for Celeste? in spite of everything, Celeste discovers that house is relatively where deep inside of her middle, the place friendships stay.

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Where are frogs during the day? Some are hiding. These frogs keep cool and damp under rotting tree stumps, piles of leaves, mounds of mud, and around wells, docks, or bridges. Many tree frogs live in tropical rain forests. They hide during the daylight hours by hanging on to the underside of large tree leaves. Do frogs ever hide at night? Yes, when the moon is shining brightly. Frogs keep out of sight so their enemies— snakes, raccoons, and skunks—cannot spot them. 36 Bullfrogs 37 Can frogs see well at night?

On a summer night, count the number of chirps you hear in 15 seconds. Add 40 to that number. The sum will give you the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. 35 IN WATER Are frogs night creatures? Mostly, even though you can see them during the day. Frogs must stay out of the sun, which dries their skin. Like other amphibians, frogs live in water and on land, and breathe with their lungs. But they also take in oxygen through their thin skin. If their skin is not moist, they can’t breathe—and they suffocate.

Crickets hear with two small spots, or ears, just under the knees of their front legs. A cricket’s chirp changes as the air temperature changes. The higher the temperature, the faster the chirps. On a summer night, count the number of chirps you hear in 15 seconds. Add 40 to that number. The sum will give you the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. 35 IN WATER Are frogs night creatures? Mostly, even though you can see them during the day. Frogs must stay out of the sun, which dries their skin. Like other amphibians, frogs live in water and on land, and breathe with their lungs.

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