When the spring sun goes down in the desert, a badger comes out of her burrow. As she goes exploring, she encounters all sorts of other nocturnal animals, but she is too busy to dally. Very soon she will give birth, and she's on a mission to find a place big enough to dig her nesting chamber. Readers will enjoy this story and learn a great deal about badgers and the other animals that appear throughout. The book is illustrated and paperback. This book is part of the Smithsonian's Backyard series which explores the daily life of animals that is going on all around you. This neat and educational series of books teaches children how animals are going about their lives hunting for food and raising their young in the children's own backyards. You just have to look more closely to discover wildlife in your neighborhood. This book is perfect for any young reader! Size: 11.5" x 8.5".