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They Call Me Woolly - What Animal Names Can…

They Call Me Woolly - What Animal Names Can Tell Us

by Keith DuQuette

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"They call me Woolly" is about how animal's name can foreshadow information about them. They show an African Alligator and how you can gather from his name that he is from Africa. Polar Bears come from where it is cold hence the Polar part of their name. Barn Owls live in Barns and the name gives that away. I never really gave much thought to the meaning behind animals names but this is a cute way to show children that. I would definitely like this book to read to my future classroom. ( )
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From the woolly monkey to the woolly bear, from the blue-tongued skink to the blue marlin, there's so much to discover in an animal's name. An animal's name can tell you where the animal is from, like the African elephant. Its name can also tell you what the animal eats, like the rat snake, or what it looks like, such as the walking stick, or even what it sounds like, such as the whooping crane or the howler monkey.

In this celebration of the natural world, Keith DuQuette uses simple language and stunning illustrations to show us the amazing members of the animal kingdom who embody the evocative names we give them.

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From the woolly monkey to the woolly bear, there's much to discover in an animal's name-- like where it is from, what it eats or what it looks like.

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