Sunday, December 18, 2011

Is A Camel A Mammal? (Cat In The Hat's Learning Library) By Tish Rabe

Is a Camel a Mammal? (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

Is a Camel a Mammal? (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
By Tish Rabe

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Product Description

The Cat in the Hat takes Dick and Sally on a Seussian safari to observe (and pontificate about) the many different kinds of mammals. An invaluable tour for all animal lovers! 

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #31104 in Books
  • Brand: PBS
  • Published on: 1998-10-13
  • Released on: 1998-10-13
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .34" h x 6.83" w x 9.33" l, .48 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 48 pages


  • all about mammals
Editorial Reviews Review
From pygmy shrews to bandicoots, this book will remind you it's not just Dr. Seuss who created strange and wonderful creatures! Is a Camel a Mammal? discusses myriad mammals in the entertaining rhythms that made Seuss famous. While the Cat in the Hat is the central narrator of this fact-filled tale, count on Thing One and Thing Two for supplying the actions that accompany such tidbits as "Their hair can be soft, like the fur of a kitten, or the wool from a lamb that you knit from a mitten." While the author forced some of the rhymes, the book still makes a great starting place for early readers with a serious interest in unusual animals. A sure hit for post-zoo story time. (Preschool to early reader) --Jill Lightner

From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-These books aim to introduce beginning readers to basic concepts in an entertaining manner. The author employs familiar characters from Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat" titles to present information showing the diverse range of birds and mammals. The manic parade of rhyming facts, however, is confusing and contrived. Fine Feathered Friends is annoyingly superficial. In Is a Camel a Mammal?, a number of examples prove that mammals come in all sizes, live in many types of environments, and have various eating habits. Two basic facts, however, are mentioned in the glossary but not in the text: that mammal babies feed on their mothers' milk, and that they have backbones. In both books, the cartoon illustrations fail to distinguish among the many creatures. Series such as "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" (HarperCollins), "Read and Wonder" (Candlewick), and Jim Arnosky's "Crinkleroot" books (S & S) are all better choices.
Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!"
-- Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor, Reading and Literature
Teachers College, Columbia University

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful.
5Educational and Entertaining
By A Customer
My children, ages 5 and 3, and I love this Dr. Seuss style educational book. It is filled with lots of facts about mammals and distinguishs between mammals and non-mammals. The beginning of the book tells the reader that mammals breathe air, are warm to the touch and grow hair. The rest of the book illustrates these three characteristics. I particularily liked the page which shows that mammals can live in different types of environments, "Mammals live on cold mountains and hot, burning sand, down deep in the oceans or out on dry land." The ending is delightful as the child learns that she is a mammal, too. Finally, I enjoyed this book because it included a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading on the subject of mammals.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4fun book
By J. DeLong
This is a good book that teaches about what animals are mammals. Also it's done in the fun rhyming like the Cat in the Hat.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By J. Spinden
my 6 year old son loves this series. i read to my son every night before going to sleep. he chooses the book. since we started on getting books in this series, they are a frequent choice. we have several and will get the rest. it is a fun, easy way to teach some basic ideas.


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