Animal School (Hardcover)

What Class Are You?

By Michelle Lord, Michael Garland (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823430451, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2014

List Price: 16.95*
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In this poetic exploration of the five vertebrate classifications--mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish--animals come to life in lush color woodcuts. With a focus on trademark characteristics, such as birds' beaks or the scales of fish, the book explains the differences among 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.

About the Author

Michelle Lord is the author of four books for children. She lives in Texas.

Michael Garland has written and illustrated many books for children, including several bestsellers.  His titles include Fish Had a Wish, cited as one of the Top 25 Children's Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews; Tugboat; and the I Like to Read® books Car Goes Far, Lost Dog, and Pizza Mouse. His work is frequently featured in the Society of Illustrators art show, and has won many honors. He lives in New York.

Praise For Animal School: What Class Are You?

* "Lord's rhyming verse . . . is understandable, sometimes humorous and even elegant . . . Both beautiful and educational."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"A useful and visually striking book for parents and teachers who want to introduce the idea of animal classification."—Booklist