Saturday, October 22, 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 an awesome book that's perfect for the animal lovers in your life!
ATLAS OF ANIMAL ADVENTURES is a giant (11 inches x 15 inches) picture book that is written by Rachel Williams and Emily Hawkins and illustrated by Lucy Letherland. It is as gorgeous as it is informative, and it is just a terrific way for kids ages six to nine to learn about animals and the world.
ATLAS OF ANIMAL ADVENTURES is a great book that is so much fun to look through. Even the endpapers are adorable -- the ones at the beginning are filled with hundreds of bird illustrations and the ones at the end with sea creatures. The book begins with an atlas of the world with some cute illustrations of the animals that live on each continent and ocean. The book is then divided into chapters by continent with detailed information about animals and their unique habitats.
I absolutely love ATLAS OF ANIMAL ADVENTURES! The book is gorgeous to look at with Ms. Netherland's drawings; however, I was impressed with all of the information it contains. Each page is primarily filled with illustrations (which kids will love), but they do include a brief explanation of a specific animal and its traits. There are also close-up drawings of the animal as well as interesting tidbits about other animals that live in the same area. For example in the Africa section, there is a page spread devoted to hippos in Botswana; and in the Australia section, there is a page spread devoted to the platypus which also includes a little bit about the azure kingfisher.
The last pages of the book are devoted to something I know my kids would have loved! There is a "Can You Find?" section that includes adorable illustrations of objects and animals that kids can search for throughout the 80+ pages. I had fun myself going back and looking for a few!
Overall, ATLAS OF ANIMAL ADVENTURES is a wonderful addition to any home or school library. It's fun and educational! What more can you ask for in a kids' book?
Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.
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