Coyote and Badger: Desert Hunters of the
The story's setting is in Chaco Canyon during a time of a drought.
The story begins with a coyote going to hunt for food because he had
not eaten in a couple of days. Because of the drought the coyote has
trouble finding prey. The story then moves on to talk about a badger
that is also trying to hunt for prey, but is not having much success.
The coyote and the badger eventually meet during their hunting and decide
to team up to find food. When they started working together, they became
more successful at finding prey, but eventually they have to move on
and go back to hunting alone. The story ends with it raining in Chaco
Canyon allowing the reader to know that both animals are going to be
fine without one another. This story displays the importance of teamwork,
but at the same time the importance of independence.
Bruce Hiscock does a wonderful job connecting the illustrations to
the story. The pictures give the reader visual details of the events
that are occurring in the story. The illustrations were painted with
bright watercolors, such as blues, yellows, and tans. The illustrations
help attract a reader's attention to the pictures and really brings
the story alive.
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