When Digger the dog and his big sister Daisy visit the zoo, Digger tries to imitate the animals they see and Daisy tells him that although he cannot climb a tree like a monkey, he can swim in a pond like a duck.
Daisy the dog likes to look at things but her little brother, Digger, explores every smell as they walk to the park for a picnic, but after sniffing a hole his nose fills with dirt, leaving him unprepared for the skunk they meet on the way home.
Like his ancestors before him, ten-year-old Eduardo enjoys going into Ecuador's rain forest to collect Brazil nuts with his father, but when the wild tamarins that always accompany them disappear Eduardo is determined to find them.
"From acrostics and ballads to meter and metaphor, author and poet Judy Young has written a collection of poems to illustrate poetic tools, terms, and techniques. Each term or technique is demonstrated in an accompanying poem so readers can see the method at work"--Provided by publisher.