How do you keep yourself clean? Elephants use their long trunks like a garden hose. Ants lick themselves with special saliva. And, chickens roll in the dusty dirt! Discover lots of interesting facts throughout these vibrant and playful pages. Animal Families encourage developmental learning through adorable, hilarious, and wonderful creatures! Little learners will understand basic skills through recognizable routines like bedtime, clean-up time, and learning. And they will delight in understanding lessons and daily concerns they experience with their own families are shared by animal families! Children are invited to make contrasts and comparisons between their own lives and the lives of these animals. As they do, they will be enriched by a respect and a sense of belonging to the natural world.