When Fur and Feather Get Together: Children's Book Review

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Title: When Fur and Feather Get Together
ISBN: 978-1945507724
 Author: David Margrave
Price: $17.95 | 32 pages
Ages: 3-7 years | Grade Level: Preschool -2nd
Genre: Children’s Literature
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Did you know that a sighting of a group of unicorns is so rare that it is called a blessing? When Fur and Feather Get Together, it is a fun and educational rhyming story about a father and child enjoying their lazy day together. Incorporating the warm and whimsical animal paintings of illustrator Kim Wyly, the father teaches his child what different animal groups are called. Ultimately, it is a book encouraging quality time spent together while leading to further exploration of surprising words and their meanings. This is a book that can be enjoyed equally by families as well as in a teaching environment. Wyly's endearing and relatable illustrations of animals and nature are a perfect complement to the story. Frolicking across the pages of this rhyming picture book are beautifully illustrated foxes, owls, bears, sheep, raccoons, geese, fish, lions, whales, rhinos, monkeys and even unicorns.

This is such a cute book that’s not only offers a story but also teaches little ones what groups of animals are called. The beginning starts out with a dad and young child sitting on top of hill, spending quality time together. They talk about animals from fur to feather and what they are called when they are together. A group of fish are called a ‘school’, a group of sheep are called a ‘flock’ and so on, all the way to a group of unicorns being called a ‘blessing’. I will be honest, some I never honestly knew until this book.  

There is rhyming throughout the story that is easy enough for little ones to understand. I love how whimsical the illustrations are on each page. There is also humor throughout from a fish on laptop, owls wearing wigs, and so much more. My daughter whom is four loved this book, from the illustration to the names of the groups. It is truly a cute book to read to your little ones. 

About the author: David Margrave grew up in Texas reading, writing stories and poems, and doodling in his sketchbook. He went on to Stanford University and University of Texas Law School, and has spent his career working at a major law firm and as part of the management team of a biotech company working to develop innovative cancer treatments. Memories of reading picture books to his own two children inspired the book you are reading now.

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