After the "ew, gross!" They'll turn the page to say it again!

Summary:

There are more than 40 unique creatures featured in this nonfiction picture book. Discover new-to-you species that live in the deepest ocean or call the desert their home. For each featured animal, there is a fact card with the scientific name and basic habitat information, as well as at least one interesting fact about its physical traits.

Parent Perspective:
I LOVE this book. While a few of the animals and insects may be familiar, the vast majority are not. Although this is a book you can pick up and read starting with the page of your choice, be sure to read the introduction. The author explains that the book is an extension of a nature diary/sketchbook and encourages readers to do something similar, as it is a way of noticing their world.

The illustrations are colorful and aided by the oversized book. Very eye catching and sure to draw in even the most reluctant reader. Although younger readers are likely to ignore the Fact Card (e.g., Latin), they will read the other snippets about the animal. Many of the featured animals include information about their snouts and beaks, which kids are sure to find interesting and fun. I would definitely purchase this for a self-proclaimed reluctant reader and/or nature lover and pair it with a spiral notebook.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Readers of all ages will enjoy exploring the illustrations and facts in this oversized picture book. Animal, nature, and gross-fact lovers will be especially intrigued!!

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
This nonfiction picture book introduces readers to unique animal species.
Educational Themes:

At the beginning of the book, the author points out that she created a field journal for sketching and writing down facts about these animals. Grab your camera to take a pic, some paper, or a sketchpad and head outdoors. What do your readers see? Get down a visual then come in and gather some facts about them.

Reading Level:
unknown
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy if you have someone who loves unusual animals and animal facts.

Title Weird and Wonderful Animals
Author Christina Banfi
Publisher White Star Kids, Imprint White Star s.r.l. © 2019
Illustrators Rossella Trionfetti
ISBN 9788854415270
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Nature, Science, Animal (Nonfiction)

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