Saturday, June 18, 2016
Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you two new books from the popular Animal Planet Animal Bites series!
With more than 200 gorgeous animal photos of lions, giraffes, ibexes, flamingos, hippopotamuses, and many others, Animal Planet Wild Animals is a fun, habitat-by-habitat guide that provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite wild animals. Arranged thematically with focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about animal bodies, baby animals, food, play time, conservation and more. Special book features designed for this age group include Quick Bites sidebars with cool animal facts, simple infographics, and illustrated maps of life in the African savannah and Amazon rain forest.
For more Animal Bites books, check out Animal Planet Farm Animals, Animal Planet Polar Animals, and Animal Planet Ocean Animals.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) campaign that partners with leading animal organization to make the world a better place for domestic and wild animals. -- Animal Planet
With more than 200 gorgeous animal photos of cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, llamas, and many others, Animal Planet Farm Animals is a fun, habitat-by-habitat guide that provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite farm animals. Arranged thematically with focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about animal bodies, baby animals, food, play time, conservation and more. Special book features designed for this age group include Quick Bites sidebars with cool animal facts, simple infographics, and illustrated maps of life in on the farm and at the petting zoo. -- Animal Planet
Every time I get an Animal Planet book for review, I'm blown away by how amazing they are. Their latest two books, which will be released early next week, are titled ANIMAL PLANET ANIMAL BITES WILD ANIMALS and ANIMAL PLANET ANIMAL BITES FARM ANIMALS by Laaren Brown; and they continue to blow my mind. Why didn't they have books like this when I was a kid?
WILD ANIMALS and FARM ANIMALS have the most unbelievably gorgeous color photographs. Each book has over 200 pictures! I swear I could look the beautiful animals over and over again. However, it's the educational aspect of these books that really speak to me.
Both WILD ANIMALS and FARM ANIMALS are geared towards children ages four through eight, but I think kids (and adults) even older than the target audience will love these books. These books actually offer so much that I believe younger children will get things out of them that differs from older kids and adults. For example, there are colorful tabs in the upper right hand corner of each page spread which "guide your Animal Bites adventure." There are tabs for Where They Live, a specific animal, How They Live, Vista, Big Data, Animal Gallery, Living/Working, and Conservation.
Each book comes in around 80 pages so you can imagine how many photos and how much information lie between the pages. The first thing you will notice on each page is, of course, the colorful photographs of animals; however, there are also small tidbits of data about animal habitats, animal behavior, animal food, and more! This information is presented in simple, easy-to-read sentences so kids can delve into as little or as much as they want. There are also cute Quick Bites sidebars with interesting animal facts, maps, etc.
I really can't rave enough about these Animal Planet books. I've reviewed a few over the past few months, and these books are perfect for animal lovers, young and old alike. Highly recommended!
Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing review copies of these books.
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