Award-winning author Katharine Hall is a life-long nature lover and avid reader. She hopes the Compare and Contrast series will help children use critical thinking skills to explore and learn about the natural world around them. In addition to Mammals, Katharine's other titles in this series include Polar Bears and Penguins (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book and IRA Children's and Young Adults' Book Award for Primary Non-Fiction), Amphibians and Reptiles, Clouds, and Trees. Katharine and her husband live in South Carolina with their dogs and cats.
-Polar Bears and Penguins- helps children compare and contrast cold
weather creatures from opposite poles with many detailed, color
photos of penguins and polar bears in their frozen habitats at both
poles. - Midwest Book Review
Here, Hall highlights the similarities and differences between two of the most popular ice-dwelling creatures. She starts off by tackling a common erroneous assumption, explaining that the animals live on the opposite poles of the planet. - School Library Journal
Photos of polar bears and of penguins on alternating spreads or pages with a few accompanying lines of simply phrased observations highlight differences between the two creatures - Kirkus Reviews