Sunday, January 27, 2013

ABOUT MAMMALS ~ A Guide for Children ~ by Cathryn Sill, illustrated by John Sill ~ GIVEAWAY

About the Book

This thoughtful first glimpse into the world of mammals explains what they are, how they live, and what they do. 

Elementary school teacher and author Cathryn Sill accurately answers the first questions of young naturalists by explaining what mammals are, how they live, and what they do. With the help of illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Mammals explores the charm and wonder of the huge variety of animals that fall into this diverse category.

Teachers Guide for the ABOUT series here.

Where to buy: AmazonBarnes&Noble

Published by Peachtree Publishers (March 2000)

ISBN: 978-1-56145-141-8
Total Pages: 48
Size: 10 x 8 1/2  
Age 3-8    
Leveling Information
Accelerated Reader
  • AR Quiz#: 51006
  • AR Reading Level: 2.1
  • AR Points: 0.5
  • F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
  • F&P Level: J
  • F&P Grade: 1

About Author and Illustrator

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

More books in this series here.

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.

You can visit John Sill’s website here.

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My Thoughts

In this book ABOUT MAMMALS it shows images of mammals from the smallest to the largest, from mammals that live underground and those that live above ground, even mammals in the oceans.  Some with lots of fur/hair to those that have hardly any. 

At the back of the book called the Afterword is more details on each of the mammals pictured in the book. 

On the back cover of the book it has these questions:

  • What does a mammal look like?
  • What does a mammal eat?
  • Where does a mammal live?
I find this series to be a wonderful go to for boys and girls to get them more involved with nature and wildlife.  My husband was very impressed the series.  I like that it relates to the very young and the old. I have already read a couple of other books by this author and illustrator and plan on making my way through the series and others.  

I highly recommend this book to all children also parents, teachers, and librarians.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

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 own honest opinion.

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1 comment:

  1. I love to read the book, KISSING HAND, when school first starts. It is about a raccoon as well as several other animals/mammals. As with lots of children's books that contain animals, children may not know the name of the animal, much less it's real life characteristics. I think it is so important to have some nonfiction books to read and view along with fiction books for children to explore.


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