The Burgess Animal Book Chapter 1 - Study Resources

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Study Resources / Teacher Resources

  • read a summary narration of the chapter 1 
  • view Animal Taxonomy key 
  • print Wonderweirded Zoology Lab Study Cards
  • print our animal coloring pages for featured animals to color ( zoology) 
  • print out plant coloring pages featured plants to color ( botany) 

Living Books Definition
~ Books that paint a picture of Life
~ Books that are not "watered down" to make its content seemingly more palatable for children but instead respect that a natural curiosity in ach child will lead them to discover the meaning for themselves

Living Books about Wildlife
~ Books that paint a vivid alive picture in the imagination of a child about Wildlife

About The Burgess Book of Animals for Children
Peter Rabbit goes to school, with Mother Nature as his teacher. In this zoology book for children, Thornton W. Burgess describes the mammals of North America in the form of an entertaining story, including plenty of detail but omitting long scientific names. There is an emphasis on conservation. 

The Burgess Animal Book Chapter 1 - Study Resources

The Burgess Animal Book Chapter 1,Free Printable Science Worksheets & Animals to Color  Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Curriuculum Teacher Resources, Zoology , Learning Animals Living Books Curriculum

Author Of Burgess Animal Book for Children 

Thornton w. Burgess

Burgess Animal Book Chapter 1  - Title 

- Jenny Wren Gives Peter an Idea

- Jenny arranges to go to school with Old Mother Nature 

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Narration Summary Chapter 1 - The Burgess Animal Book

Reddy Fox was chasing Peter rabbit through the forest until eventually the chase came to a halt by a hickory tree near a small pond. Peter managed to slip into a hole within the tree roots. The fox knew he wouldn't be able to get into the hole or dig it any larger so he trotted off. 

When the fox was gone Peter ran to a long stone wall. On said wall Jenny Wren was perched. She had just gotten back from the south where she had gone for the winter. When they started talking the topic drifted to the fox attack. Jenny only laughed at Peter and asked why he hadn't just jumped into the water. Peter pointed out that he would stay on land at all costs as he didn't like swimming unless he had to. Jenny then said that where she had been staying for the winter there was one of Peter's cousins called the Marsh Rabbit/Hare. This member of Peter's family gladly spent time swimming. Peter didn't believe that was possible as the only family member he knew of was his cousin Jumper the hare. And he knew that Jumper didn't like swimming either. Peter explained that the only differences between him: a cottontail rabbit, and jumper: a snowshoe hare was that: Jumper was larger, he barely spent any time in burrows and he changed fur colour during the winter. Jenny listened then pointed out that Peter didn't know about any of his other cousins because he never traveled. Then she suggested that he'd go ask Old Mother Earth some questions about his family. Peter agreed to this then bounced off to where he could find Mother Earth. 

After a while of walking Peter managed to find where Old Mother Earth lived. When they started talking he asked her about the marsh hare. It turned out that what Jenny had said was true. After a little more conversation on the subject Peter hesitantly asked if he could come every day to ask Mother Earth more questions. She agreed to this but said she was too busy for anymore questions today. So she sent him home to think of what to ask for the next morning as that was the time they had set. And Peter did just that.

Flora and Fauna Featured in Chapter 1- The Burgess Animal Book

Fauna - Animals Featured:

  • Marsh Rabbit / Marsh Hare
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Snowshoe Hare
  • Wren
  • Fox
  • Muscrat

Flora - Plants Featured :

  • Sweet Clover
  • Hickory Tree

Taxonomic Key - The Burgess Animal Book chapter 1

Definition Taxonomic Key

  • What is a Taxonomic Key: 
    is a device used by biologists for identifying unknown organisms. Keys are constructed so that the user is presented with a series of choices about the characteristics of the unknown organisms; by making the correct choice at each step of the key, the user is ultimately led to the identity of a specimen.
    ( with thanks acc to Science Dictionary ) 
  • Taxonomic comes from taxon meaning a category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.

Taxonomic Key  - The Burgess Animal Book chapter 1

I. Order Lagomorpha

A. Rabbits

  1. Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
  2. Marsh Rabbit

B. Hares

  1. Northern Hare ( Snowshoe Hare) : Lepus Americanus
  2. Swamp Hare
  3. Arctic Hare
  4. White-tailed Jack Rabbit
  5. Black Tailed Jackrabbit

C. Pika

with thanks to Ambleside Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Curriculum , Kelly Kenar for creating this resource of the taxon key for Burgess Book of Animals , view all at 

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The Burgess Animal Book Chapter 1

Study Cards - Wonderweirded Zoology Lab The Burgess Animal Book Chapter 1
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Animals to Color - The Burgess Animal Book Chapter 1

  • Marsh Rabbit / Marsh Hare
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Northern Hare / Snowshoe Hare
  • Wren
  • Fox
  • Muscrat

Plants to Color - The Burgess Animal Book Chapter 1

  • Sweet Clover
  • Hickory Tree

The Burgess Animal Book to Download / Read


  • Audiobook
    The Burgess Animal Book Librivox
    At Librivox direct

  • Written Copy of Original Burgess Animal Book
    At Gutenberg , includes Kindle Version

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