Synopses & Reviews
This book takes a fascinating upclose look at birds. New words are introduced throughout the text with subtle highlighting, and a glossary at the back gives the definition. The beautiful photography and the carefully constructed text work together to help new readers decode the amazing information.
LEVEL 2: BEGINNING TO READ ALONE Simple and engaging, with plenty of interest and repetition. Vocabulary is easy and familiar, and sentences are mainly short and simple. Guided Reading Level: J
San Francisco Book Review. . . the book is chock full of good, solid scientific facts. Kids will have no idea they are learning while they are reading this fun book. The photographs throughout are crisp, clear close-ups of many amazingly beautiful animals. . . . Animals from porcupines to hamsters and birds from flamingos to peacocks populate this treasury of charming critters.
Many animals and birds have fur and feathers to keep them warm and help them fly. Some even have them to help them hide. This nonfiction early chapter book is perfect for readers starting to read independently. Filled with life science content and high-quality photographs that span curriculum benchmarks, Fur and Feathers is a must for classroom, library, and home bookshelves.
LEVEL BEGINNING TO READ ALONEExtent: 32pp, up to 35 words per pageText at level 2 is accessible and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition. Vocabulary is easy and familiar, and sentences are mainly short and simple. Fur and Feathers helps young readers learn why animals have fur and feathers, and introduces them to lots of adorable furry and feathery creatures!
About the Author
Claire Llewellyn is a prize-winning author of nonfiction for young readers. In 1991 she was shortlisted for the prestigious TES Junior Information Book Award for MacDonald's Take One: Rubbish, and in 1992 she won that award for My First Book of Time. Since then she has written more than 20 children's books on a wide range of subjects. She is the author of Kingfisher's recent Saints and Angels. Claire lives in Hertford. Thea Feldman has written and edited hundreds of childrens books, including Suryia and Roscoe and Suryia Swims!, which she co-authored with Dr. Bhagavan Antle. She has also worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society where she researched and wrote about the animals in the Society's five urban wildlife parks in New York City. She is a former editorial director at Scholastic.