Curious About Mammals

by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Category: Series: Discovering NatureThemes: Animals
What is a mammal? Young readers will discover simple yet compelling answers in this beautiful board book from Cathryn and John Sills’ Discovering Nature series.  
Price: $6.99
  • ISBN: 9781682631980
  • Publication date: 08/01/2020
  • Page Count: 22
  • Size: 6-3/4" x 6-3/4"
  • Age Range: 2-6
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Description

What is a mammal? Young readers will discover simple yet compelling answers in this beautiful board book from Cathryn and John Sills’ Discovering Nature series.

Educator and award-winning author Cathryn Sill introduces toddlers and preschoolers to the concept of mammals using pared-down, easy-to-understand facts about where they live, what they eat, and how they move. The book features simple, relatable truths like “All mammals have hair. All baby mammals drink milk…. Some mammals swim. Some mammals fly.”

Noted wildlife artist John Sill adds context with beautiful, realistic watercolor illustrations of a variety of mammals—from the recognizable dolphin and raccoon to animals that may be newer to young readers, like the Muskox and the Big Brown Bat.

The Discovering Nature series is a dependable and informative nonfiction resource for helping toddlers and preschoolers explore basic animal and nature concepts. Perfect for a variety of early childhood education units and at-home learning.

Author/Illustrator

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Cathryn Sill

Author

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

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John Sill

Illustrator

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.

Reviews

“Readers will appreciate the realistic, up-close portrayals offered by Sill’s detailed paintings.” —Booklist

“Offers youngest readers a pleasing introduction to what makes a mammal a mammal.” —Publishers Weekly

Resources

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More Details

Lexile: AD130L
Themes: Mammals, Nature, Habitats, Animal Behavior
BISAC 1: JNF003140 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Mammals
BISAC 2:  JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
BISAC 3: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems