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New Children’s Book


Can you smell with your feet? Do you dig your claws into a river’s muddy bank to climb up and bask in the sun? Animals’ legs are different from humans’ in so many ways! Find out why strong talons suit a raptor, or webbing is perfect for water dwellers as author Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations children’s series by exploring the ways insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals make their way in the world.       Arbordale Publishers

The third book in my animal adaptation children’s series (ANIMAL EYES and ANIMAL MOUTHS are the first two) has just been released. ANIMAL LEGS explores how different animal feet and legs are adapted to perform different tasks. Moles, praying mantises, ruffed grouse and many other animals are featured. Each animal’s text and accompanying photograph is spread over two pages. Activities are included in a special “For Creative Minds” section at the end of the book. ANIMAL LEGS is geared to 4 to 8 year-olds.

To order a paperback, hard cover, or a Spanish edition from the publisher, you can go to my blog,    Scroll down and on the right, click on the cover image (of any book) you wish to purchase. These books are also available in bookstores and online.




8 responses

  1. Alice Pratt

    That looks like another wonderful book, Mary! Congratulations! Definitely for adults as well!

    September 16, 2016 at 8:18 am

  2. Thanks Mary. Looks like another fantastic book! I’m just a big kid so will probably have to get a copy : )

    September 16, 2016 at 8:35 am

  3. Penny March

    Which way gives you the most benefit-order through Arbordale Publishing or get a copy from you?

    September 16, 2016 at 11:42 am

    • Thank you so much for asking, Penny. Authors do far better financially when they sell their own books directly, as opposed through a publisher or bookstore (or online).

      September 16, 2016 at 12:04 pm

  4. Kathy Schillemat

    Hmm–I think I might get some Christmas presents for some deserving and nature-loving grandchildren.

    September 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm

  5. judilindsey

    Congratulations, Mary! I can’t wait to buy it! Judi

    September 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm

  6. Congratulations, Mary. Another great book filled with your wonderful photos!

    September 17, 2016 at 11:09 pm

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