Fun book! Great for those who love facts!
My son is 5 and not quite ready for reading so we are still working on letters and sounds. He loves this book and because he loves facts so much it is perfect for him. I think he'd rather remember these obscure animals vs. regular things you'd find in an alphabet book. Just an FYI - these are REAL animals that you probably have never heard of (I thought they would be pretend ones for some reason) AND every page has some facts about the animal!
1/9/2019 8:09 PM
A unique alphabet book!
We love this book. It is full of really unique animals from around the world. Not only are you reinforcing alphabet knowledge, you also teach your child about cool animals you don’t find in your mainstream books. I also appreciate the pronunciation guide for each animal so I know I’m saying the name correctly. Happy to have this in our home.
1/13/2019 8:43 AM
The Alphabet Of Peculiar Creatures: This alphabet book is filled with peculiar creatures that you might not know even exist. Have you heard of grimpoteuthis? It’s also known as the “dumbo octopus,” lives in the deepest part of the sea, and the largest one ever recorded was almost 6 feet tall! You will learn all kinds of facts about this peculiar creatures!
2/3/2019 8:28 PM
Honestly, I have only heard of about 4 of these...one because we have one as a pet (Xenopus, or African Clawed Frog.) There are drawings of each animal, and short blurbs about each. I love the variety! The best part is the pronunciation guide on each page, I certainly needed it :)
I do wish there was a little more written the animals, as UBAM is SO good about info and education, but the brief sentences are enough for younger crowds to go through the book.
3/14/2019 12:43 AM
Boys love this book!
As a boy mom I find it hard to get books and other fun things that boys love! Not with Usborne! My favorite thing about Usborne is the amount of books that are driven towards boys! Of course girls will love this title too and parents and grandparents!! My 9 yr old son loooooves the creatures in this title and the facts are so interesting and fun!! Great for any kid who loves nonfiction and wants to know information not just story books! Loooove this fun title!
4/4/2019 9:08 AM
Wild Kratts lovers will LOVE this one!
If you have a child that loves the Wild Kratts brothers - then you NEED this book! My kids are obsessed and love to share the fun facts they've learned from both the show and this book!
4/21/2020 9:31 PM
This is such a fun book. I love the creatures they chose for the letters and how they presented them. The colors and art they used are eye catching for kids.
7/16/2020 5:30 PM
As a homeschooling mama I’m always looking for fun and engaging books for my kids to enjoy. This is SO neat! After we learn about the animal on the page we go to YouTube and watch a video about them, it makes for an awesome lesson! This is a must have!
9/11/2020 9:42 AM