Mammals: A Compare and Contrast Book

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Mammals: A Compare and Contrast Book by Katharine Hall

Age range: 3-7 | Hardcover: 32 pages | Publisher: Arbordale Publishing (February 10, 2016)


About the Book:

All mammals share certain characteristics that set them apart from animal classes. But some mammals live on land and other mammals spend their lives in water each is adapted to its environment. Land mammals breathe oxygen through nostrils but some marine mammals breathe through blowholes. Compare and contrast mammals that live on land to those that live in the water.


About the Author:

Katharine Hall is a life-long nature lover and avid reader. She hopes the Compare and Contrast series will help children use critical thinking skills to explore and learn about the natural world around them. Katharine has written four books in the series: Amphibians and Reptiles, Polar Bears and Penguins, Clouds and Trees. Katharine and her husband live in South Carolina with their dogs and two mischievous cats.


Find the Book:

Amazon | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Publisher’s Website


For access to freebies, extras, activities, and quizzes, visit the book on the publisher’s website.


My Thoughts:

This is a simple, easy to understand picture book about mammals. It talks about their similarities, as well as differences between the various species. It goes over things like breathing air, hair on the body, drinking milk, and bone structure. It explains everything in very simple sentences and in a way that children can understand.

The photos are good quality and illustrate what the text nicely. This is a good book for use in a preschool, homeschool, or kindergarten classroom. It’s good beginner’s book and great for instructing children on a basic level. It would be too simple for many older children, but you might get away with it up through ages seven or eight, depending on the child.

Source: I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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