Little Michael is terrified of wild animals, particularly bears and mountain lions. His sister Emily enjoys tormenting her little brother. Wildlife can be elusive, and both are disappointed when, at first, they don't encounter many animals in the park. The kids quickly learn, however, that there are animals all around, and these creatures leave behind scat and tracks. Before long, the kids are able to recognize bat guano, distinguish deer scat from other kinds of scat, and determine what an owl has dined on recently. Fun animal facts are offered in ?The Straight Poop? fact boxes. Colorful illustrations of animals and their scat and tracks supplement this lively tale, and a quick-reference chart at the back makes field identification a breeze!