A Book and a Hug
This is one of those books everybody stands in line to check out. ... All the kids who love those fact books that have really extreme info are going to love this. All the kids who just love animal books are going to love this. All the kids who desperately need to laugh hysterically or shout GROSS are going to love this. 26 wild and crazy guys and gals...all animals who inhabit our planet are waiting to be discovered here.
Abey’s text introduces young readers to many cute, creepy, and unusual creatures. Her fun and colorful illustrations will delight readers. Each entry word has not only succinct information, but also has a simple, kid-friendly pronunciation guide. Teachers will appreciate that this book has STEM extensions. Highly recommended for any home, classroom or public library.
From Axolotl to Zebu, Katie Abey’s informational picture book features unusual and curious creatures for all 26 letters of the alphabet. Colorful, cartoonlike illustrations introduce the peculiar creatures and their scientific names and phonetic pronunciations. The brief, child-friendly text of interesting facts about the animals (such as a Binturong smells like popcorn, an Ermine changes coat color seasonally, and a Yeti Crab can grow food in its own claw hair) makes this book an excellent springboard for further investigation by young researchers interested in learning more about these peculiar creatures and other animal oddities on our planet.
Kids who like wacky and weird will adore this book of unusual creatures starting with A for Axolotol and continuing to J for Jerboa and Z for Zebu. Each page shows an illustration of the animal plus the pronunciation and a sentence or two of information about the animal. I’m loving this book!