Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear
by Jennifer Ward, illustrations by Jing Jing Tsong, Beach Lane Books
About the Book
From the award-winning author of Mama Built a Little Nest comes an oh-so-clever picture book that explores the feathers, fur, skin, or hair that different animals wear.
Some animals wear feathers.
Some animals wear hair.
Some animals wear prickly spines
and roam without a care!
At first glance, a wild animal’s appearance may seem simple. But there is fascinating science behind every part of an animal’s physique—from its nose to its toes! Celebrated author Jennifer Ward explores different kinds of fur, feathers, skin, and scales in this nonfiction picture book that’s truly like no other. From porcupines and polar bears to octopuses and owls, you’ll never see animal outerwear the same way!
Awards & Honors
This visually stunning picture book celebrates the animal kingdom in bold graphics; each representative is given a two-page spread. The black and white colobus monkey leaps from left to right. The lion roars across two pages, and the octopus swims from coral to open sea. Other animals include a golden pheasant, a gazelle, a parrotfish, a chameleon, and a golden tree frog. - Mary Hollowell ©2017 Parents' Choice
Feathers and Hair What Animals Wear is a picture book that keeps on giving. Young children will love it for its rhyming text and vibrant colours, and older kids will be drawn to the fun facts as they become more interested in animals and the differences between them.
Entertaining and educating simultaneously is a challenge, but this book proves it can be done! - Jackie French, Kids' Book Review
The colors, shapes, and textures of the artwork are a glorious complement to the simple, nicely scanning, just-barely-informational text. - Kirkus
With short, succinct phrases, predictable rhyme, and great big beautiful double bleed collages, this title focusing on recognizable critters (with a couple of surprises) is a perfect fit for preschoolers who have just graduated from lapsit to more independent story times. - Elizabeth Bush, Project Muse