Friday, April 22

Animal Planet: Ocean and Polar Animals Books (with Giveaway!)

Update: Congrats Amy on winning these two books!

Happy Earth Day! Today I'm celebrating Earth with two awesome new books from Animal Planetand you can celebrate with me by entering the giveaway for the books! See below...

ISBN: 978-1618931627ISBN: 978-1618931610

Animal Planet: Ocean Animals & Polar Animals
Laaren Brown

My rating: ★★★★

Publisher: Animal Planet
Date of publication: March 1, 2016
Age: Grades 1 - 4
Genre: Nonfiction

Themes: marine animals, polar animals, habitats, behavior, food, survival,

There are nearly 500 animal photos in these two books combined—of sharks, whales, clown fish, jelly fish, dolphins, and more in Ocean Animals and of penguins, polar bears, sea lions, walruses, reindeer, snowy owls (!) and more in Polar Animals. These books are designed to be a fun, habitat-by-habitat guide that provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite ocean- or polar-dwelling animals.

These books are nonfiction at its finest—jam-packed with fun animal facts (why yes, a polar bear can smell its food up to 20 miles away!), stunning photos (including gorgeous, full two-page spreads), and interesting human tie-ins (I want to be a baby sea otter swim coach when I grow up). All of this together makes for an engaging, educational experience for all ages of readers, but especially kids.

There isn't any real sense of organization or order to the books, moving randomly from animal to animal, and different habitats and behaviors. But this does make it fun for kids to browse as they please; there's no need to go from front-to-back, page-by-page. And both books have useful glossaries and indexes to find things specifically, if needs be. There are a few facts and "Just Like Me!" captions that are a little cheesy, but hey—kids will love them. So yes, totally recommended. In fact, I'm giving a copy of these books away for free! Enter below!

Find Ocean Animals at your library or on Amazon

Find Polar Animals at your library or on Amazon

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