Our semi-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk.
In the news:
Last week, a bobcat went fishing at the Sebastian Inlet State Park and caught herself and her kittens a tasty shark for supper. Sadly for her kits, the bobcat dropped the shark after spotting John Bailey, the park visitor who took this amazing photograph. Mewls of protest were heard throughout Sebastian Inlet State Park and here in Caterpickles Central when we learned that the bobcat went home without her supper.
Colorful new dwarf dragons discovered (National Geographic)
Three new dwarf dragon species have been discovered in the wilds of Ecuador and Peru. Chances are they aren’t the only dwarf dragons out there. Although the lizards were originally discovered in 2005, political unrest in the region meant scientists had to wait nearly a decade to identify them. Names have now been assigned to each, however. Sadly, the names don’t include the word dragon. Instead, the new species have been classified as wood lizards: the Alto Tambo wood lizard (Enyalioides altotambo), rough-scaled wood lizard (E. anisolepis), and Rothschild’s wood lizard (E. sophiarothschildae), to be precise. The Eight-Year-Old is busily writing up a letter of complaint to the appropriate authorities.
A sampling of this week’s books:
- Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Illustrated by Garth Williams):
- How to Draw Cats by Barbara Soloff Levy: Step by step instructions for drawing cats so simple even I can follow them.
- Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by
- What’s The Seven-Year-Old reading this week? (Caterpickles)