Friday, October 11, 2019

Animal Skins - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Book Overview:

Fur, feathers and scales are all animal coverings or skins. Animals use their skin to stay warm and dry, protect themselves or hide or even to warn other animals to stay away. Following Animal Noses, Animal Tails, Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by the many different ways that animals use and rely on their skin covering adaptations to survive in their habitats.

Written by Mary Holland
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 5-9, Grades 1-4

My Review:

With realistic photos of what skin look like from a variance of animals, Animal Skins educates young readers on the function of skin and how they benefit different animals.  For instance, readers learn that a young deer (or fawn) have no scent for the first few days after they are born.  Their white spots also help them blend in to the woods and fields so they won't be noticed..  Other animals and critters featured include skunks, birds, porcupines, and more.

The 'For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book further educates and gets children excited to know more about animal skin.  There's a matching game, how animals use their skins, info on special skins, and how animals are classified by their skin covering.

Animal Skins is a Fall 2019 release by Arbordale Publishing.

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I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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Darlene said...

My favorite animal is a dog.

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I love baby deer,they are so cute.

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My daughter is obsessed with foxes.

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One of my favorite animals is the snow leopard.

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I love birds.

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My favorite animal are elephants.

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I like birds. They are beautiful and interesting.

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otters and ferrets

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I love giraffes!

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I like dolphins.

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I like the big cats.
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I like dogs and rabbits.

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My favorite animal is dogs.

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I love monkies

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I like horses, especially miniature horses.

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Frogs are my favorite animal. <3

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Dogs and Alpacas are my favorite animals.

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I love pandas!!!

Vikki Billings said...

One of my favorite animals are little pot belly pigs.

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I love rabbits

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