Do You Know about Mammals?

Do You Know about Mammals?

by Buffy Silverman
     
 

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What do an elephant, a mouse, and a dolphin have in common? They're all mammals! But do you know what makes a mammal a mammal? Read this book to find out! Learn all about birds, insects, reptiles, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text,

Overview

What do an elephant, a mouse, and a dolphin have in common? They're all mammals! But do you know what makes a mammal a mammal? Read this book to find out! Learn all about birds, insects, reptiles, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathy Leggett
A giraffe and a skunk may seem very different, but they are both part of the animal group we call mammals. Mammals live everywhere on our earth. What do they all have in common? What makes a mammal a mammal? Beautiful, close-up photographs of twenty-four different kinds of mammals engage the reader at first glance. With facts written in simple, easy-to-understand terms, readers learn about mammals' similarities and differences. Mammals climb, swim, hunt, run, and jump—each in their own special way. All mammals have fur. All baby mammals drink milk. Still, it is amazing to discover why some have more fur than others do and that one mammal actually lays eggs. Some mammals are carnivores and some are herbivores, but they all eat. Some mammals live in water and some live in trees, but they all have a place to call home. Fun and interesting facts abound throughout the book. A large font size makes this a useable text for introducing research to early readers. True to the form of a non-fiction book, an easy-to-follow table of contents is followed by one or two uniquely placed sentences about each bird, leading to a simple index, a glossary and a list of further reading. All work together to make this a delightful addition to a personal or classroom library. From the "Lightning Bolt Books" collection. Other animal groups to be explored in this series are amphibians, fish, insects, birds, and reptiles. Ready, set, read! Reviewer: Kathy Leggett
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2–Like the books in the “Lightning Bolt Books: Animal Close-Ups” series, which incorporates funky photography with an inspired layout, these titles are colorful, fun, and engaging introductions to topics of broad appeal. Each volume features a different animal group, discusses what it eats, how it raises its young, and where it lives. The informal style does not work as well with the broader topic of groups as it does with the specific animals discussed in “Lightning Bolt Books: Animal Close-Ups,” but that is a minor complaint. Fun facts and lists of current further-reading sources make this set a great starting point for young researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580138604
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
460L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Buffy Silverman enjoys finding bats, birds, bugs, and other animals near her home in Michigan. When she's not exploring the great outdoors, she writes science books for children. Her stories have also appeared in Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, Highlights, Odyssey, and Ranger Rick.

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