About Marsupials: A Guide for Children

About Marsupials: A Guide for Children

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ISBN-13: 9781561454075
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/28/2009
Series: Peachtree About Animals Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 589,715
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

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About Marsupials: A Guide for Children 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
About Marsupials is the title so the book is about...marsupials, of course. It’s non-fiction. I really think everyone would like the book. I think someone who likes animals would especially like to read it. The glossary of facts in the back of About Marsupials is the most useful part. I thought the most interesting parts were that some marsupials have their pouch at their back legs and one marsupial, the Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby, is very small but can jump 13 feet wide! 4-8 age range would like this book. Even though it’s not a story book, 4 year olds would like the few words on each page and they would love the beautiful pictures. But older kids would like it because of all the facts in the back of the book. There’s a lot of information for each animal. I think boys and girls (and parents) would enjoy reading it. This book is very interesting. I give it 4 stars. Review by Connor C., age 6, Boston Mensa
Kcarline143 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book if learning about marsupials. Not too much wording throughout the book. Information in the back goes into more detail.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
About Marsupials is not just a book to entertain a child it will awaken their minds and educate them about marsupials. It will definitely be entertaining, there are so many unusual looking animals. Most of the marsupials are found in Australia. We are familiar with the Kangaroo and the Koala Some marsupials may have upward facing pouches and others have pouches that face their back legs in order to safely carry their babies as they grow. Red-neck Wallaby babies stay in the pouch popping in and out for as long as eight months.  One marsupial is very common her in the southern part of the United States and that is the Virginia Opossum. In fact have to bring in the cat food every evening because there is a family of opossums that eat right along with my cats. But they have to beware of my dogs. My dogs scare the opossum so bad the opposum falls over playing possum, that means they pretend they are dead, which really confuses their attackers. I find it sad to say that some marsupials are extinct and some on the endangered species. Their habitats being destroyed by humanity. The author provides information about the characteristics of the marsupials and their habitats. She also gives facts on what they eat and whether they hunt food during the day, night, or maybe even both. The author and illustrator put this series together in a way that young children and even adults will enjoy and learn, looking at creatures in a whole new way. The illustrators paintings are so life like I thought they were photo images.  I highly recommend all of the books in the About ... series. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my honest opinion.