A rodent is different from other mammals. This book describes gophers, prairie dogs, chipmunks, and other types of rodents.<br />Series Information: Children of all ages love animal studies, and "Animals in Order" fits right into the curriculum with easy-to-understand text and breathtaking wildlife photos that introduce a world of spectacular creatures. What does a bobcat have in common with a badger? Are all insects bugs? "Animals in Order" helps middle graders make sense of the animal kingdom by focusing on specific animal "orders" and the traits and behaviors that make them unique.