Animal Fur, Wool, and More
Why are humans and other mammals covered in hair, and why are there so many different types of it? Vivid photographs paired with a duo of quirky, illustrated hair guides serve to illuminate fascinating facts about mammal hair: why it exists, what it’s good for, and more. Readers will learn about different types of animal coats, such as fur and down, and explore the many different forms guard hairs take, such as the quills on a porcupine.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
“In this delightful volume, readers learn how to distinguish the distinctive kinds of hair mammals have and their numerous and often very important uses.”—Booklist
“Sure to be welcomed in settings with curious elementary-age children.”—Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
“An excellent purchase for elementary nonfiction collections.”—School Library Journal
Illustrator: Julie Colombet
Author: Marilyn Singer
Winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry, 2015, Marilyn Singer has written more than 100 books in many genres. An animal lover, Marilyn likes to look for critters in many places—and then write about them. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, CT, with her husband, a dog, a cat, and two doves. Visit her web site: www.marilynsinger.net.