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Poo Pile on the Prairie

Illustrated by Amy Hevron

About The Book

Get the scoop on bison poop and the tiny ecosystem it creates in this new book in an illuminating nonfiction picture book series that explores how even the smallest habitats play big roles in nature.

Behold! The majestic bison of the Great Plains! Hear them thunder across the prairie! Watch them mow down miles of meadows! See them…poo.

Did you know that entire tiny habitats can form on a pile of poo? In the prairies of North America, bison roam the land, and their poo becomes an important building block for diverse prairie ecosystems. It fertilizes the soil, spreads seeds, and houses and feeds hundreds of tiny grassland species, which in turn feed birds and small mammals, which then attract bigger animals, and the cycle goes on! With snappy, funny text and lush illustrations, this book invites curious readers to explore a tiny ecosystem that’s truly abuzz with life.

About The Author

Photo courtesy of the author

Amy Hevron is an illustrator, graphic designer, and children’s book author. She is the illustrator of several children’s books including The Tide Pool Waits by Candace Fleming, Tree Hole Homes by Melissa Stewart, and Can You Hug a Forest? by Frances Gilbert, as well as her own Tiny Habitats series, Dust Bunny Wants a Friend, and The Longest Journey: An Arctic Tern’s Migration. Visit her at AmyHevron.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the author

Amy Hevron is an illustrator, graphic designer, and children’s book author. She is the illustrator of several children’s books including The Tide Pool Waits by Candace Fleming, Tree Hole Homes by Melissa Stewart, and Can You Hug a Forest? by Frances Gilbert, as well as her own Tiny Habitats series, Dust Bunny Wants a Friend, and The Longest Journey: An Arctic Tern’s Migration. Visit her at AmyHevron.com.

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