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In this poetic exploration of the five vertebrate classificationsmammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishanimals come to life in lush color woodcuts. With a focus on trademark characteristics, such as birds' beaks or the scales of fish, the book explains the differences among the five classes. Back matter includes an index and a glossary of scientific terms, as well as a table with information and examples from each classification for cross-referencing.
About the Author
Michelle Lord is the author of four books for children. She lives in Texas.
Michael Garland is the illustrator of many children's books by a variety of authors. He is both the author and illustrator of Fish Had a Wish, which was cited as one of the Top 25 Children's Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews; Tugboat; and Car Goes Far. He lives in New York State.