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About Marsupials

A Guide for Children (About... (Peachtree))

Cathryn Sill, John Sill (Illustrator)


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Explore the world of koalas, kangaroos, and other marsupials in this award-winning beginner's guide from the creators of the About... and About Habitats series.

"A handsome introduction to an unusual group of mammals." ―Kirkus Reviews

In this edition of the acclaimed About... series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what marsupials are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of marsupials―from the well-known koala and kangaroo to the less familiar cuscus and quoll. An afterword provides more details.

About Marsupials is part of the award-winning About... series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.


Best Books of the Year ―Science Books and Film, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Best Children's Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ―Society of School Librarians International
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association
Emphasis on Reading Program (Nominee, Grades K-1) ―Alabama Department of Education
North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
A Baker's Dozen ―Pennsylvania Center for the Book
The Best Read Aloud Picture Books ―Curriculum Materials Center at Minnesota State University Moorhead

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561453580, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2006