Animal School
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isbn: 9780823432400
July 14, 2014 | $16.95

Animal School

What Class Are You?

by Michelle Lord
Illustrator(s): Michael Garland
Hardcover | Pages: 32
Size: 11 X 9 | USD: $16.95
ISBN: 9780823430451
Publication Date: August 31, 2014
Age: 4-8 | Guided Reading Level: X
Themes: Animals/Nonfiction, Poetry & Verse, Rhyme & Alliteration, Science & Nature
Recommendations: A,K*,LMC,SLJ

About the Book

In this poetic exploration of the five vertebrate classifications—mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish—animals come to life in lush color.

Elephants to pygmy wrasses,
vertebrates are grouped by classes.

Each class gets the spotlight in breathtaking digital woodcut art accompanied by rhythmic, kid-friendly poetry. With a focus on trademark characteristics, such as birds’ beaks or the scales of fish, the book explains the differences between the five classes. Back matter includes an index and a glossary of scientific terms, as well as a table with information and examples from each classification for cross-referencing.


★ “Lord’s rhyming verse explores those different vertebrate classes . . . in language that is understandable, sometimes humorous and even elegant. . . . Both beautiful and educational.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review