Albino animals

by Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2004
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 572.59 Halls
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj QP670.H35 2004x
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 572 HALLS
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Albinism is a genetic condition that exists in virtually every species on earth: fish, insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and humans. Each species is represented in the book, along with eye-catching photography.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-7. Piercing, ruby-red mouse eyes peer out from the stark, white cover of this introduction to albino creatures. In chapters grouped by animal category (reptiles and amphibians, sea mammals, and so on), the lively text cites real-life examples of albino animals and discusses the special concerns that albinism raises in each species. Halls' text is clear and straightforward, but younger children may still have trouble grasping the complicated genetic concepts. The sharp, close-up images of startling, snow-white species will attract a wide range of browsers, though, as will the bizarre anecdotes: Miss Vicki, an albino pug, wears doggles to protect her sensitive eyes from sunlight. A final chapter about human albinism echoes Halls' message: all instances of albinism are beautiful examples of nature's diversity. The wild facts and eye-popping visuals will encourage children to learn more about the underlying basic science. A glossary and a bibliography close this substantive picture book for older readers. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Albinos and albinism -- Juvenile literature.
Animal pigments -- Juvenile literature.
Albinos and albinism.
Animal pigments.
Publisher Plain City, Ohio :Darby Creek Pub.,2004
Language English
Description 72 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71).
ISBN 1581960123 (hc)
1581960166 (pbk.)
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