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Do Frogs Have Fur?: A Book About Animal Coats and Coverings
This title covers these subjects: Animals., Animals -- Miscellanea., Skin.
Do Frogs Have Fur?: A Book About Animal Coats and Coverings
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Do Frogs Have Fur?: A Book About Animal Coats and Coverings

by Michael Dahl
Illustrated by Jeffrey Yesh

Introduces the different types of coats and coverings that animals have.

Reading LevelGrades PreK-2
Interest LevelGrades PreK-2
Lexile LevelNC 710L
AR Points3
AR Quiz #235905
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Count24
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price

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The Midwest Book Review- Bookwatch - Vicki Arkoff

"Who has fuzz and who has fleece? Who has scales and who has an outside skeleton? "Do Frogs Have Fur?" entertaining teaches about the many different coats and coverings that animals have, in this series extension title for the "Animals All Around" books. The nonfiction picture book parallels curriculums for PreK through second grade (ages four though eight) as do the other five series books: "Do Bees Make Butter? A Book About Things Animals Make," "Do Dogs Make Dessert? A Book About How Animals Help Humans," "Do Ducks Live in the Desert? A Book About Where Animals Live," "Do Salamanders Spit? A Book About How Animals Protect Themselves," and "Do Squirrels Swarm? A Book About Animal Groups."" - The Midwest Book Review- Bookwatch

April 1, 2004

School Library Journal

"These books provide information about animals in a question/answer format. Each silly query is followed by a short response. In the first volume, the title question is matched with a brightly colored illustration of a duck wearing sunglasses and standing in the desert. A turn of the page reveals that “No! Ducks live in wetlands” and provides a few more sentences about their behavior in this habitat. A smiling bird is shown skimming across blue water. The pattern is repeated for musk oxen, sloths, water striders, and other creatures, finally ending with a camel and a “Yes!” The same arrangement is used in the second book, in which frogs are featured (“Do frogs have hair?” or “Do frogs have fleece?”). The book ends with “Do frogs have slimy skin?” with an affirmative answer. The heavily outlined, digitally rendered cartoons in bright colors add to the humor of the texts. These titles could be used for a fun group reading but will not fill a need for scientific materials." - School Library Journal

August 30, 2004


Book Links

"In this humorous book about animal fur and skin, a coat-clad frog beckons the readers on the cover, and inside they find that while frogs don't have fur, polar bears do. A variety of other animals are introduced using the same format. The appendix includes a glossary, index, bibliography, and Web sites. Other titles in the Animals All Around series include Do Dogs Make Dessert? A Book About How Animals Help Humans and Do Salamanders Spit? A Book About How Animals Protect Themselves" - Book Links

October 1, 2004

NSTA Recommends - Tonya Arnold

"Young children ask questions to make sense of the world. That's the heart of learning. Michael Dahl has taken this natural inquisitiveness and created a series of books that are ideal for reading aloud to children. Do Frogs Have Fur focuses on animal coats and coverings. Each right-hand page features a question like, "Do frogs have bristles?" When the reader turns the page, her or she will see the answer to the question. This format allows students to make predictions when the book is read aloud to them. Brief scientific facts about animal coats are included after the answers. The repetitive questions, simple language, and appropriate illustrations also make this an ideal book for children to read for themselves after a group introduction. High frequency words are used throughout the book and a glossary, index, bibliography, and a "Facthound" website link are included. Users can go to the Facthound site, enter the code for this book, and see a list of additional sites about animals. As teachers read this book aloud to primary students, they model questioning strategies that help early readers leap into informational text. The book could introduce many integrated activities, including classifying animals by their coverings, adaptations, or habitats." - NSTA Recommends

September 1, 2003



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November 1, 2004

Michael Dahl

Michael Dahl

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher’s Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. Dahl currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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