Is a Camel a Mammal? (The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

 
9780007460298: Is a Camel a Mammal? (The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

"From fruit eating bats to smart chimpanzees, from moles in their holes to seals in the seas", Dr. Seuss' famous Cat in the Hat takes young readers on a fun-filled tour of the world of mammals.This title forms part of a series of books that takes a look at natural history through a fun combination of Seussian rhymes and zany illustrations. Aimed at beginning readers - from four to seven years old - the books are designed to bridge the gap between concept books written for preschoolers and more formal non fiction titles that require fluent reading skills. By presenting the facts in a lively and rhythmic manner, they provide the critical foundation upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be built.

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From pygmy shrews to bandicoots, this book will remind you it's not just Dr. Seuss who created strange and wonderful creatures! Is a Camel a Mammal? discusses myriad mammals in the entertaining rhythms that made Seuss famous. While the Cat in the Hat is the central narrator of this fact-filled tale, count on Thing One and Thing Two for supplying the actions that accompany such tidbits as "Their hair can be soft, like the fur of a kitten, or the wool from a lamb that you knit from a mitten." While the author forced some of the rhymes, the book still makes a great starting place for early readers with a serious interest in unusual animals. A sure hit for post-zoo story time. (Preschool to early reader) --Jill Lightner

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"There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!"
-- Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor, Reading and Literature
Teachers College, Columbia University

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