What If You Had Animal Hair?

What If You Had Animal Hair?

by Sandra Markle, Howard McWilliam
     
 

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If you could have any animal's hair, whose would you choose?

If you had a polar bear's double coat, you would never have to wear a hat when playing in the snow. If you had reindeer hair, it could help you stay afloat in water. And if you had a porcupine's hair, no bully would ever bother you again!

WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL HAIR? is a follow-up to the adorable

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If you could have any animal's hair, whose would you choose?

If you had a polar bear's double coat, you would never have to wear a hat when playing in the snow. If you had reindeer hair, it could help you stay afloat in water. And if you had a porcupine's hair, no bully would ever bother you again!

WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL HAIR? is a follow-up to the adorable WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? Each spread will feature a photographic image of the animal and its hair on the left and an illustration of a child with that animal's hair on the right. As in ANIMAL TEETH, the illustrations will be humorous and will accompany informative text.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
Imagine having hair like a polar bear or a reindeer. This creative book explores what it would be like to have hair like a wild animal. Each spread features information about the animal and its hair on one page, and thoughts about how it would look for humans to have similar hair, as well as what purpose the hair might be. A photo of each animal is shown along with the descriptive paragraph; an added fact appears at the bottom of the page. For example, polar bear hair would help with playing outdoors in cold and wet weather, and you would never need a hat. Reindeer hair would make swimming easy, since it has a hollow core that helps with flotation. Markle includes hair facts about the musk ox, oryx, zebra, three-toed sloth, Artic fox, porcupine, and the star-nosed mole. After several pages about the virtues of having you own hair, readers are asks what kind of animal hair you would choose to have for more than a day. One page reviews how hair grows, while another page discusses how to take care of your hair. The photos are good, and the illustrations are hilarious. This book provides a fun way for young children to learn more about animals and would be a good selection for schools and libraries. It could be read aloud to young children, and independent readers should be able to handle most of the vocabulary. Reviewer: Vicki Foote; Ages 7 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545630856
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
128,386
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author


Sandra Markle is the author of more than two hundred children's books, which have won numerous awards, including Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, IRA/CBC Children's Choice, NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Books for Children, NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended, and ALA Notable Books for Children. She lives in Florida.

Howard McWilliam is the illustrator of I NEED MY MONSTER, by Amanda Noll, and WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN, by Jodi Moore. Howard left his career as a U.K. magazine editor and journalist in 2005 to concentrate on his growing career as a cartoonist and illustrator. He has won various awards and competitions for his work and has been published in a wide range of U.K. magazines and newspapers, including THE DAILY TELEGRAPH and THE WEEK. He lives in Kingston Upon Thames, England, with his wife, Rebecca.

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