The Skipper's Captain (Johnny's Adventure Book 2) by C.S. Crook http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LR89PSW/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_sx9Ovb0T7190B. This series is filled with outdoor nature, horned toads, rattlesnakes, dogs, fish, ponies, goats, raccoons, birds, fish, seals and slugs. Which are all a good mix for inquisitive children. Step into Johnny's world and follow him on all of his exciting adventures.
"Meet the delightful characters of Topaz and the Green Fairies as young fairy Bozel struggles to rescue his friends and family from the not-so-slowly eroding Cottersdamp Island. Amid torrential rainstorms, an unknown future full of fear, and danger, he sets off in a tiny gourd boat to find he. Frayne build a magical world of fairies, animals and birds of Knownotten Kingdom who unite to overcome unforeseen challenges." -Heidi M. Thomas - award-winning author