I had a chance to catch an ARC for this book and it is absolutely delightful. Bright, bold, and vibrant, it is filled with hundreds of full-color pictures of various animals and tons of animal facts. Its appeal will be universal. Children with the smallest interest in animals will not be able to resist flipping through its pages and I am certain parents will also enjoy it.
Each section is color-coded, making it easy for youngsters to find their favorite animals just by looking at the fore-edge of the book. It is listed for the 9-12 crowd and the facts are written with that level of reading in mind. The largish softcover book will probably work best with that age group as well. I would, however, go so far as to say that it is appropriate for any school-aged kids. With help, younger kids will enjoy learning about new animals and beginning readers will be motivated to read and learn the facts.
It would be a great addition to any private collection, and also to any classroom or homeschool library shelf. With its multicolor, multi-font text, it is perfect for silent reading time or class discussion. The facts are fun and easy to memorize and would also provide a jumping-off point for any in-depth unit study or research project about animals.
The book is currently available to pre-order for delivery around January 21 however as of this posting it is also available on Kindle Unlimited. If you are a subscriber, I would suggest catching a preview of this beautiful book.
I would like to thank Callisto Publishing for the chance to read this book. All opinions are my own.