An award-winning first glimpse into the diverse natural world of mammals.
This addition to the acclaimed About... series explains to children in simple, easy-to-understand language what mammals are, what they eat, and where they live.
Beautifully detailed, realistic paintings by wildlife illustrator John Sill introduce readers to the huge variety of mammals, from the tiny white-footed deermouse to the large American bison. An afterword provides more details about the animals featured in the book.
Parents and pre-school and primary-grade teachers will find this an attractive choice for introducing kids to mammals.
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.
"Pre-school and primary-grade teachers will find this an attractive choice for units on mammals." —Booklist
"The paintings draw viewers in with their warmth, charm, and accuracy. . . . This is ideal for storytimes. . . " —School Library Journal
"A quality book for introducing mammals, it is also well bound and worthy of addition to the young reader's library." —NSTA Recommends