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Furry Creatures
     

Furry Creatures

by Clint Twist
 

Fur is incredible! It keeps a zebra invisible on the African plain. It keeps a polar bear warm even in the coldest of temperatures. It keeps a hedgehog safe from its most dangerous enemies.

This furry adventure of a book introduces you to fur—in all of its amazing forms! Exciting, close-up photographs and furry facts make

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Fur is incredible! It keeps a zebra invisible on the African plain. It keeps a polar bear warm even in the coldest of temperatures. It keeps a hedgehog safe from its most dangerous enemies.

This furry adventure of a book introduces you to fur—in all of its amazing forms! Exciting, close-up photographs and furry facts make this book an adventure you’ll want to take again and again!

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Children's Literature
The problem with this book lies less with the content than it does with the layout. Using a question-and-answer format, twelve questions are posed and answered, one per page. They include the basic: what is fur, why it is important, how it works, what it is made of, does fur change color, and is fur waterproof. The writing is clear and concise with plenty of examples and fascinating asides. Because there is so much going on, the pages have a cluttered look that will be distracting to readers who have difficulty focusing. The photography is excellent and a wide variety of animals are depicted. Kids will be amazed to learn that fur can be used to send messages; the illustration of a kitten with its raised fur and the white-tailed deer alerting others to possible danger make the message clear. Flawed, but useful in primary grades where the research is often limited to finding the answer to simple questions, such as those presented here. 2005, Andromeda Children's Books, Ages 6 to 8.
—Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780769641539
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
07/25/2005
Series:
Animal Touch Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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