Explore the world of koalas, kangaroos, and other marsupials in this award-winning beginner's guide to an unusual group of mammals—the marsupials.
In this volume from the acclaimed About... series, author and educator Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what marsupials are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.
With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of marsupials―from the well-known koala and kangaroo to the less familiar cuscus and quoll. An afterword provides more details for the animals featured in the book.
Ideal for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. She lives in North Carolina.
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 many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.
"Beautiful, detailed illustrations are the highlight of this simple introduction." —School Library Journal
"A handsome introduction to an unusual group of mammals." —Kirkus Reviews