Mammal Misfits

Mammal Misfits

by Sara Swan Miller

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Children's Literature
"Truth is stranger than fiction" is a truism colorfully portrayed in this book. After identifying mammalian characteristics and introducing several important biological terms in the first chapter, Ms. Miller reveals marvelous exceptions in the succeeding chapters. From the bumblebee bat and naked mole rat to the aardvark and giant pangolin, the reader is taken on an abbreviated, but wild ride through the mammal kingdom. In the final chapter, the author reveals that many mammals break the "rules," "The truth is that there are only a few things that all mammals have in common"—three, to be exact. Read the book to discover what they are. Ms. Miller has written more than 30 books and is a teacher and children's environmental educator. Several books and online sites are listed; also helpful is the author's note on her favorite sources. This is part of the "Watts Library Books About Unusual Animals" series. 2001, Franklin Watts, $24.00. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Ellen R. Butts

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Watts Library Series
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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