A non-fiction text that describes the characteristics of mammals through a variety of text features such as text boxes, photographs, captions, and illustrations. INCLUDES A BONUS TEXT: Crazy Mammal Facts. It can be used in guided reading or shared reading activities. Or students can read it independently during Language instruction. The student activities include multiple choice questions about understanding facts and what the text features are teaching the readers. The open response questions and the Venn diagram promote higher level thinking. A good lead off to studying Mammals in science. Follow up this text with my resource about Woolly Mammoths.