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One of a Kind: A Story About Sorting and Classifying (Hardcover)
It’s classified! With intricate artwork and refreshingly simple language, Neil Packer’s introduction to the many ways of ordering things will thrill the detail-oriented among us.
Meet Arvo. Now look at his family tree. Meet his cat, Malcolm, and check out Malcolm’s family tree, too. Whether people or cats, buildings or books, food or vehicles, there’s a category for everything. And in this mesmerizing narrative introduction to taxonomy, readers follow Arvo through his day to learn about the order of the animal kingdom, to his music lesson to help categorize instruments, and across town to classify cloud formations he sees along the way. Neil Packer’s detailed illustrations and simple narrative are perfect for readers who itch to classify and find order in their daily lives.
About the Author
Neil Packer has illustrated a number of classics for the Folio Society as well as Gillian Cross’s retellings of TheOdysseyand TheIliad. This is Neil Packer’s debut book as both author and illustrator. He lives in England with his son.
Each classification exercise offers a treasure trove of information. The mixed-media artwork uses cut-out images, conveying an aesthetic that appears both classical and modern...Recommended for any library. Readers will understand the basics of genealogy through a straightforward narrative. —School Library Journal
An excellent resource for introducing the concept of scientific classification, this title invites readers to pore over its pages and consider their own ideas about how to organize our world. —Booklist