Children discover that they do not have to travel great distances to see great things as they read about amazing animals, insects, and birds that live in backyards across North America. - A Parents' Choice Approval for 19 title book and tape series. - Glossary highlights key plant and animal terms. - Read-along cassettes include page-turning tones and authentic sound effects. - Toys authenticated by Smithsonian Institution curators for realism. Gray Squirrel is on the prowl in the small backyard of a San Francisco town house. Other creatures are on the prowl, too — a hungry cat and a menacing dog. The backyard frenzy is about to begin.