Wednesday, October 10, 2012

About Habitats: Mountains By Cathryn Sill & Illustrated by John Sill (Review & Giveaway)

ISBN-13: 9781561454693
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
About the book: This lovely picture book explores the major attributes and majestic beauty of mountains, using examples from around the globe. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

The superbly detailed full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of mountain landscapes—from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains in Asia to the forested slopes of the Appalachians in the United States. A wide variety of the plants and animals that live on mountains are also represented. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details about mountains.

My thoughts:  The young age 4 to 7 child who has the pleasure to read and study this book will enjoy the soft colors and simple rendering of accurate illustrations of the various mountain habitats.  Eagles soaring.  Mountain goats perched precariously in virtually perpendicular places. Sharp peaks.  Sloping, rounded roofs of the world. Snow capped. Volcanic.  All are depicted for the child to travel through the mountains of the world enriching his vocabulary and knowledge while he enjoys beauty.

This is the first habitat book I've review and it is an interesting presentation as an introduction to the study of our world for the young child. At the beginning of the book is a world map with mountain ranges featured in the book indicated on the map. I recommend this along with the other "About" books by Carolyn and John Sill.

The author and illustrator: 
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.  You can visit John Sill’s website here.

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DISCLOSURE: I was given a complimentary copy of About Habitats: Mountains by Peachtree Publishers to facilitate my honest review and I was under no obligation to render a positive review.  The giveaway copy will be provided to one of Chat With Vera's readers by Peachtree Publishers.


  1. Were you aware that the giveaway start date and post date are not the same?

  2. I realize the post date of the review is a day ahead of the beginning of the giveaway. That was intentional. Just wondering how much interest that little fact would generate.

    Do - absolute do!!! - come back and enter the give away beginning 10/12.

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  4. I left the Comment on their FB page! Here is a link to it:

    Becky VanGinkel

  5. Shared on Facebook.

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  6. Commented on Facebook....I love your site!!

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