Roost Books The Animal Adventurer's Guide
Roost Books The Animal Adventurer's Guide

The Animal Adventurer's Guide

By Susie Spikol


Publication Date: September 13, 2022

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Ages 5 to 9, Grades K to 4

Calling all animal lovers! 50 hands-on activities and adventures that bring you closer to wild animals than you’ve ever been.

Have you ever followed animal tracks in the mud or chased after the glowing trail of a firefly in the night sky? Want to know how to hold a snake, feed a bird from your hat, and help salamanders cross the road? If so, you’re not just an animal lover—you’re an animal adventurer, and this is the book for you. It’s packed full of hands-on activities and projects that bring you closer to wild animals than ever before—from feathery birds and furry mammals to slippery herps, crawly arthropods, and other intriguing invertebrates. You’ll get insider tips about tools and techniques of the trade, become a citizen scientist, and then record handy field notes about all your amazing animal discoveries. Look inside to learn how to:Track wild animals any time of year Use a flashlight for night vision to spy on nocturnal animalsStart your very own animal scat collection and impress your friendsBuild a wildlife blind and become invisible to animals around youCollect things like snakeskins, fossils, and feathersKeep a wild guide to your own backyardAnd so much more!

About the Author

SUSIE SPIKOL is a naturalist at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, New Hampshire. A lifelong animal lover, Susie now helps people of all ages connect with the natural world. To read more of her writings and find out what animal adventures she’s up to now, visit her website at

Author Residence: Hancock, NH

Author Hometown: Hancock, NH

BECCA HALL is an illustrator based in the Lake District, England. Her work appears across the United Kingdom on stationery and giftware, and in children's books. 

Illustrator Residence:Newquay, Cornwall

Illustrator Hometown:Newquay, Cornwall

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 136 pages

Publisher: Roost Books

Publication Date: September 13, 2022

ISBN: 9781611809534

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