Margie Surprises Doc
Doc’s Yard Family, Book 2
Doc's Yard Family series · ages 7-9 · skunk · children’s books · chapter books
"...a beautiful, heartwarming story filled with wonderful life lessons and interesting facts about animal development and nature." —Readers' Favorite
Can an opossum become a member of Doc's yard family?
Olivia the opossum has poor vision and hearing, is a fighter, but has a good heart. Margie the myopic skunk and the rest of Doc's yard family is wary, but willing to get to know the new animal. When Doc's birthday rolls around, his yard family wants to gift him something great! Olivia and her rambunctious group of kits ponders what they want to contribute. What will Olivia gift him?
"Virginia has combined entertainment with facts. The skunk kits entertain the reader with their charging games and skunk soccer while teaching us about the development of young skunks. I loved the ending!" —Margie Smith, music educator, Denton, Nebraska
"I loved the addition of Olivia to Doc's yard family! The kits are very entertaining, but where will they go next? I loved the facts, entertainment, and possibilities of future adventures." —Staci Day, elementary educator, Aurora, Colorado
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Virginia K. White was born in South Dakota but grew up in Nebraska. She taught English in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. Kids, teaching, writing, and animals are among the things she loves. After 40 years in the classroom, she was able to put those loves together and write for young readers, a long time goal of hers. She reads and talks to young readers in elementary schools as well as volunteers in the classroom of one of her former students, who is now an art teacher. Her philosophy is "if you write for young readers, you need to be around young readers!"
Virginia lives in Colorado with her husband and three rescue cats—Sprite, Fanta, and Willy.