animals are sleeping

Summary:
This is a picture book with gorgeous illustrations of a variety of animals sleeping in their natural habitats. You'll learn about animals that sleep standing up, upside down, underwater, and more.
Educational Themes:
In addition to being a bedtime story, kids will learn about habitat and behavioral differences among animals. There is a fill-in-the-blank section at the end that provides both a review of the animals and supplemental biology facts. These are geared toward older kids, maybe 4 to 6.
Reading Level:
1.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 6
Age of child:
Read with 3-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a great bedtime story, but it also has great value in teaching kids about nature.
Little Kid Reaction
My son was stimulated by identifying familiar animals and new animals alike. He would often add additional details about the scene or environment.
Big Kid Reaction
I liked this book. I thought the pictures were gorgeous - almost frame-able.
Pros:

Gorgeous pictures and wonderful depictions of animals make this a sweet book to read just before bed.

Cons:

There weren't enough words. I had to explain or discuss the pictures to fill out the story.


Title Animals Are Sleeping
Author Suzanne Slade
Publisher Arbordale Publishing © 2008
Illustrators Gary R. Phillips
ISBN 9781934359105
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Picture Book, Nature, Animals (Nonfiction), Rhyme

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