Hair!: Animal Fur, Wool, and More

illus. by Julie Colombet. 40p. bibliog. further reading. glossary. photos. websites. Millbrook. Apr. 2019. Tr $26.65. ISBN 9781512449150. POP
Gr 2–5–Singer explores the different kinds of hair on mammals, what makes a mammal a mammal, and all sorts of fascinating details about how hair helps animals and humans. While a cartoon bird and dog give commentary and additional information throughout the book, full-color photos of various animals and humans are used to illustrate the facts and terms that make up the life science of mammals and the hair that makes them what they are. From how hair is used to camouflage and protect, to how hair can indicate how healthy an animal is, this book is filled with little known facts and explanations. The back matter is filled with additional answered questions about hair, a glossary, and a selected bibliography.
VERDICT An excellent purchase for elementary nonfiction collections.

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