Carlos and Alberto are so different Carlos is a sleek, swift coyote while Alberto is a rough-skinned armadillo with short, stubby legs. Yet the beautiful desert is home to both. When Alberto hears a mysterious sound coming from the mesa, he is both frightened and curios. Carlos is howling Alberto bravely asks Carlos, "What's in your howl?" and a friendship begins. These two learn to talk about and appreciate what's going on underneath all that coyote fur and armadillo armor. It's a story that all of us need, perhaps our children most of all. Doug Gamble grew up in the Nevada desert -- where lots of coyotes roam and howl He enjoys fishing, biking, riding his unicycle and reading. For most of his life and in many places in the world he has been a teacher, introducing students to the beauty and wonder of good books. He and his wife Laura enjoy hiking and are always eager to try new trails.