A Mammal is an Animal (Hardcover)

By Lizzy Rockwell

Holiday House, 9780823436705, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 23, 2018

List Price: 17.95*
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What is a mammal? And what is not a mammal? Mammals have skeletons as deer have, breathe air in lungs as whales do, and are born alive as are calves. What is not a mammal? A ladybug has no skeleton, a fish breathes through gills and a bird hatches from an egg. Monkeys, dolphins, and elephants are mammals—and so are you and I!

With clear, simple language, beautiful paintings, a chart, diagrams, and a cutaway, acclaimed author-illustrator Lizzy Rockwell has created a beautiful and informative book that introduces young children to animal classification and dichotomous inquiry.

About the Author

Lizzy Rockwell is the illustrator of more than twenty children's books by a variety of authors, including her mother, Anne Rockwell. Lizzy is both the author and illustrator of four books, including Plants Feed Me. She lives in Connecticut.