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Simple text and colorful illustrations introduce various marsupials. The afterword provides futher information about the illustrations....

Title : About Marsupials: A Guide for Children
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ISBN : 9781561453580
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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About Marsupials: A Guide for Children Reviews

  • American Mensa
    2018-12-25 09:48

    About Marsupials is the title so the book is about...marsupials, of course. It’s non-fiction. I really think everyone would like the book. I think someone who likes animals would especially like to read it. The glossary of facts in the back of About Marsupials is the most useful part. I thought the most interesting parts were that some marsupials have their pouch at their back legs and one marsupial, the Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby, is very small but can jump 13 feet wide! 4-8 age range would like this book. Even though it’s not a story book, 4 year olds would like the few words on each page and they would love the beautiful pictures. But older kids would like it because of all the facts in the back of the book. There’s a lot of information for each animal. I think boys and girls (and parents) would enjoy reading it. This book is very interesting. Review by Connor C., age 6, Boston Mensa

  • Patricia Kemp Blackmon
    2019-01-12 05:41

    About Marsupials is not just a book to entertain a child it will awaken their minds and educate them about marsupials. It will definitely be entertaining, there are so many unusual looking animals. Most of the marsupials are found in Australia. We are familiar with the Kangaroo and the Koala Some marsupials may have upward facing pouches and others have pouches that face their back legs in order to safely carry their babies as they grow. Red-neck Wallaby babies stay in the pouch popping in and out for as long as eight months. One marsupial is very common her in the southern part of the United States and that is the Virginia Opossum. In fact have to bring in the cat food every evening because there is a family of opossums that eat right along with my cats. But they have to beware of my dogs. My dogs scare the opossum so bad the opposum falls over playing possum, that means they pretend they are dead, which really confuses their attackers.I find it sad to say that some marsupials are extinct and some on the endangered species. Their habitats being destroyed by humanity.The author provides information about the characteristics of the marsupials and their habitats. She also gives facts on what they eat and whether they hunt food during the day, night, or maybe even both. The author and illustrator put this series together in a way that young children and even adults will enjoy and learn, looking at creatures in a whole new way. The illustrators paintings are so life like I thought they were photo images. I highly recommend all of the books in the About ... series.I rated this book a 5 out of 5.Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my honest opinion.If you found this review helpful vote yes or no here.

  • Susan
    2018-12-24 10:33

    Using a simple one sentence per page format with realistic, colorful plate based illustrations and captions, the author introduces children to the world of marsupials. The author conveys what makes marsupials a unique species of animals, shares their traits and habitats while sharing through pictures all the different animals that make up the marsupial species. At the back of the book more information about each marsupial is depicted in the book. This book is part of the About .. and About Habitats series and would make wonderful additions to any library serving toddlers through grade 1 students.

  • Kristine Hansen
    2019-01-10 04:55

    I seriously think the Easter Bunny should be replaced with the Easter Bilby after reading this book. Way cuter. And endangered besides. Marsupials are interesting. I hadn't realized there were so many varieties. Once again I found myself learning a lot as I read this book. I'm so glad I grabbed hold of this series to read and didn't just hand them to the kids without taking the time to look them over. This was a lot of fun. :)

  • Inara
    2019-01-04 09:59

    From Inara's mom: I love this series! Inara and I learn about animals together.

  • Jake Delaney
    2019-01-09 06:50

    About Marsupials is appropriate for children around the ages of 4 through 6 and has not received any awards. This book discusses different kinds of marsupials on the planet. The book explains specific details and characteristics about different marsupials. The book shows that marsupials come in different forms and in different animals. This book is useful for teaching children about different animals that we may encounter throughout our lives. It teaches them to be welcoming of different species, rather than being afraid. I like this book it shows illustrations of each marsupial that the book discusses so children can also get a visual aspect of each one too. This book can be used in a classroom during a unit about animals. Children can chose their favorite marsupial from the book and they can draw/write about it. Another activity that can be done with this book is having children discuss the marsupials in the book that they have seen in their lives.

  • Bennett Burgess
    2019-01-11 04:44


  • Kristin
    2019-01-12 10:37

    Children love studying Oceania because they are fascinated by marsupials! This was our go-to book for a couple weeks of marsupial studies. It presents interesting facts in a clear fashion, with engaging and supportive illustrations. Although I usually prefer real pictures for scientific studies, the illustrations actually seemed to aide comprehension with striking clarity and beauty. My children will never forget the illustration of a Wombat and its baby in its pouch!

  • Heather
    2018-12-29 08:36

    Lovely illustrations with very few words on each page. The final pages have several sentences about each animal. Without reading that, you really don't learn anything. The final pages though make for denser reading for the littles.This book would be good for a younger sibling to look at pictures, but not really worthwhile for learning about marsupials.

  • Catherine
    2019-01-12 10:00

    This nonfiction book with simple text and beautiful illustrations identifies the most basic characteristics which make an animal a marsupial. This would be especially useful with younger learners or English learners.

  • Mollie B
    2019-01-13 10:41

    very informative! I didn't know about butt pouches. Gross

  • Tiffiny
    2019-01-03 04:31

    Beautiful, realistic illustrations written in a way that is interesting to pre-K kids up to teens. We love this series.