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Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear

Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear

Spring 2017 Picture Books
Ages: 2 - 8 yrs.
Author: Jennifer Ward
Illustrator: Jing Jing Tsong
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781481430814
Hardcover Price: $17.99
Review:

This visually stunning picture book celebrates the animal kingdom in bold graphics; each representative is given a two-page spread. The black and white colobus monkey leaps from left to right. The lion roars across two pages, and the octopus swims from coral to open sea. Other animals include a golden pheasant, a gazelle, a parrotfish, a chameleon, and a golden tree frog.

The clever illustrations are done in mixed media, beautifully conveying textures such as downy feathers, bumpy skin, and slick skin. A brief appendix briefly describes the animals and categorize them as mammals, birds, amphibian, fish, reptile, mollusk or crustacean.

Mary Hollowell   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Mary Hollowell, the mother of two girls, is an associate professor of education at Clayton State University. She is a former science teacher and director of education at Cincinnati Museum Center.


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