Amazing photography is just the beginning!

Summary:

Color-coded tabs guide readers through the ecosystems and habitats of animals in the polar regions. Some species may be well-known, others less so. Stunning photographs are complemented by text that provides details about how the animals survive in Antarctica and at the Arctic Circle. 


Parent Perspective:
I had so much fun exploring the book. The photography drew me in immediately. I enjoyed going from page to page just to look at the imagery, and suspect young readers will, too. The factoids that accompany many of the photographs are concise but informative, allowing readers to move around the book as they choose.

This was my first introduction to the Animal Bites series, and I found the color-coded tabs both interesting and helpful. Offering readers a guide on ways to move through the book not only helps them get information but also ensures that they will spend more time with the book because they can find what interests them.

This is a must-have for elementary and middle school libraries and highly recommended for nature and animal lovers 5 to 12. Readers at the younger end may need help with the insets, but they may also be content just to look at the photographs. We also read Animal Bites: Ocean Animals and enjoyed it just as much. Since the review would be nearly identical, we did not create a separate profile.  


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Amazing photography is just the beginning of this book that will have even the most reluctant reader exploring its pages for hours.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
This is part of a nonfiction picture book that introduces young readers to animal ecosystems in specific parts of the globe.
Educational Themes:

Everything you want to learn about the Arctic and Antarctic species is in this book! The information is pre-organized in a way that lets readers focus on topics that interest them, but is also "open" enough to allow for free-range exploration. Whether you read Polar Animals with your child or not, ask questions: 

  • What did you know before you read this book?
  • What did you learn that was different than what you thought?
  • Did you find a "new favorite" animal that you didn't know about before?

And have fun with the questions, too:

  • What species would you want as a pet? Why?
  • What would your pet's name be?
Reading Level:
3.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 and Up

Title Polar Animals
About

Animal Bites

Author Laaren Brown, Animal Planet
Publisher Liberty Street, Imprint Time Inc. Books © 2015
ISBN 9781618931610
Material Paperback
Cost $12.95
Genres Nature, Science, Animal (Nonfiction), Geography
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