Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Animal Book by Steve Jenkins - ESSENTIAL

Jenkins, Steve  The Animal Book, 205 pgs.  Houghton Mifflin, 2013.  $21.99  Content: G.  

This book briefly touches on different facts about animals.  It covers what an animal is and the different species.  It talks about how animals attract mates and reproduce.  It touches on the different senses that animals have that help them.  It talks about predators and animals defenses.  It covers the extremes found within the animal kingdom, size or deadliest.  And it summarizes the story of life on earth for the animal kingdom.  

Although this book only has about a paragraph every page spread it has facts that are fascinating and to the point without too much extra detail.  There are added captions under some of the illustrations.  The illustrations are my favorite part because I love Steve Jenkins’ art work.  At the very back of the book there are a few page where the author explains how he researches and writes his book. 

EL (K-3), EL-ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.   

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