Is a Camel a Mammal?: All About Mammals (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series)

Is a Camel a Mammal?: All About Mammals (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series)

by Tish Rabe, Lucille Recht Penner, Jim Durk
     
 

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The Cat in the Hat takes Dick and Sally on a Seussian safari to observe (and pontificate about) the many different kinds of mammals. An invaluable tour for all animal lovers!  See more details below

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The Cat in the Hat takes Dick and Sally on a Seussian safari to observe (and pontificate about) the many different kinds of mammals. An invaluable tour for all animal lovers!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!"
— Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor, Reading and Literature
Teachers College, Columbia University
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-These books aim to introduce beginning readers to basic concepts in an entertaining manner. The author employs familiar characters from Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat" titles to present information showing the diverse range of birds and mammals. The manic parade of rhyming facts, however, is confusing and contrived. Fine Feathered Friends is annoyingly superficial. In Is a Camel a Mammal?, a number of examples prove that mammals come in all sizes, live in many types of environments, and have various eating habits. Two basic facts, however, are mentioned in the glossary but not in the text: that mammal babies feed on their mothers' milk, and that they have backbones. In both books, the cartoon illustrations fail to distinguish among the many creatures. Series such as "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" (HarperCollins), "Read and Wonder" (Candlewick), and Jim Arnosky's "Crinkleroot" books (S & S) are all better choices.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679873020
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
254,007
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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