Fur and Feathers

Janet Halfmann (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181002

Sign in to Read


When Sophia dreams that howling winds whisk the fur and feathers right off her animal friends, she shares some of her clothes with them. But her clothing doesn't work well for the animals. Seeing their disappointment, she offers to sew each one the "right" coat. Animals line up to explain what they need and why. Polar Bear needs white fur to stay warm and hide in the snow. Fish needs scales, but with slime. Snake needs scales too, but dry ones. And how will Sophia make a prickly coat for Porcupine? The award-winning team of Halfmann and Klein (Little Skink's Tail) reunite to bring animal coverings (and classification) to life in an imaginative way.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Animals, Birds & Insects Marine Life Nature Picture Books Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
English (US)
More Like This

Oye, Tirin-Tin-Tin: A jugar con la red trófica

Donna Love (author), Christina Wald (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181606

Mientras lees el libro, aprende acerca de las diferentes cadenas alimenticias dentro de un mismo ecosistema. ¿Cuáles animales se encuentran al principio, y cuáles animales terminan siendo el tentempié? Oye, Tirin-tin-tin les enseña a los niños acerca de la cadena alimenticia, el ciclo de la vida, y la parte que cada ser vivo tiene dentro de un ecosistema. Este libro es tan divertido, que los niños no podrán creer que están aprendiendo y estarás acordándote de Oye, Tirin-tin-tin aún cuando lo hayas cerrado.

A Mother's Journey

Sandra Markle (author), Alan Marks (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570916229

Acclaimed nonfiction author Sandra Markle presents the daring story of a mother emperor penguin's struggle to reach the sea, find food, avoid predators, and make her way back to her mate and their newborn chick before they starve. Alan Marks' luminous illustrations highlight the harsh conditions and stunning landscapes of Antarctica.

Fur and Feathers (Spanish)

Janet Halfmann (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181118

Cuando Sof�a sue�a que el viento se lleva los pelajes y las plumas de sus amigos animales, ella comparte algunas de sus ropas con ellos. Pero su ropa no les funciona bien. Vi�ndoles su decepci�n, ella se ofrece a coserle a cada uno el abrigo "correcto". Los animales se ponen en fila para explicar lo que necesitan y el por qu�. El oso polar necesita un abrigo blanco para mantenerse tibio y esconderse en la nieve. El pez necesita escamas, pero con baba. Tambi�n la serpiente necesita escamas, pero secas. �Y, c�mo le har� Sof�a un abrigo con p�as al puerco esp�n? El equipo galardonado de Halfmann y Klein (La cola azul de la peque�a lagartija) se re�ne para mostrarnos la cobertura de los animales (y las clasificaciones) en una forma muy imaginativa.

Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story

Jennifer Morgan (author), Dana Lynne Anderson (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693000

This remarkable evolution series, narrated by the Universe itself, concludes with this third book, the amazing story of mammals and humans. It picks up after From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story with the extinction of dinosaurs, and tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings ... horses, whales and a kind of mammal with a powerful imagination--you! It is a story of chaos, creativity and heroes--the greatest adventure on Earth! And it is a personal story . . . about our bodies, our minds, and spirits. It is our story. As the president of the American Montessori Society said, These books are alive with wonder, radiance, and deep relevance.

In Arctic Waters

Laura Crawford (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180142

This arctic adaptation of "This is the House that Jack Built" follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The "For Creative Minds" section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.


Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612111384

Lionfish are intense predators that swallow their prey whole. This book introduces young readers to the physical features, hunting methods, and poisonous spines of lionfish. Blastoff! Series