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.Deer Mouse prepares a nest for her soon-to-be-born babies. Then she ventures into the night for food, but the backyard hides a prowling cat and a swooping owl.