Saturday, March 18, 2017

Kid Konnection: More Animal Bites


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 books from the popular television and book series Animal Bites.

Summary: With more than 200 adorable photos of baby animals and their families, there's serious "aw" factor on every page of Animal Planet Baby Animals. This fun addition to the Animal Bites series provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite animals. Arranged thematically with a focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about life cycles, feeding, play time, conservation, getting around, and much more. Special book features designed for this age group include simple infographics and 'All Grown Up' animal facts to help kids learn more about how young and adult animals differ-just like humans!

For more Animal Bites books, check out Animal Planet Ocean Animals, Animal Planet Polar Animals, Animal Planet Wild Animals, Animal Planet Farm Animals, and Animal Planet Animals on the Move.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of books in the Animal Bites series benefits the principal partners of R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.), Animal Planet's initiative dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our communities and in the wild. -- Liberty Street

Prepare for cuteness overload in the new book ANIMAL PLANET BABY ANIMALS by Dorothea DePrisco! This book, aimed at kids ages four to eight, is positively adorable. There are over 200 pictures of baby animals in this book, and each one is cuter than the next.

There is no doubt that children will love looking at the gorgeous, full color photographs in BABY ANIMALS, but this book is also chock-full of fun facts about baby animals. There are colorful tabs on each page which help kids navigate the book. For example, there are different tabs for "how they grow," "where they live," "big data," and more. In addition, the author uses "info bites" sections to give specifics about various animals.
I just adore the entire Animal Bites series. These books make learning fun with the fun photos and the ways the facts are presented. I also love that there is a focus on conservation in the books. It's never too early to get children thinking about our planet and its inhabitants!

Summary: With more than 200 gorgeous photos of animals in their natural habitats, there's action and adventure on every page of Animal Planet Animals on the Move. This fast-moving addition to the Animal Bites series provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite animals. Arranged thematically with a focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about migration, fast and slow, hunting and playing, and animal movement on land, in the air, and in water, Special book features designed for this age group include simple graphics and 'Just Like Me' sidebars with fascinating animal facts for young readers to learn more about themselves and the amazing animals that share our world.

For more Animal Bites books, check out Animal Planet Ocean Animals, Animal Planet Polar Animals, Animal Planet Wild Animals, Animal Planet Farm Animals, and Animal Planet Baby Animals.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of books in the Animal Bites series benefits the principal partners of R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.), Animal Planet's initiative dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our communities and in the wild. -- Liberty Press

ANIMAL PLANET ANIMALS ON THE MOVE by Dorothea DePrisco is another fantastic book for children interested in animals and nature. It probably won't surprise you that I found the beautiful photographs to be the initial draw of this book. Upon further review, though, I was also very impressed with the factual data.

ANIMALS ON THE MOVE is set up the same way as BABY ANIMALS with the tabs and "info bites" sections. There are also over 200 photographs which will keep children's interest. While BABY ANIMALS definitely had the "cute" factor, this book has more of a "wow" factor. For example, kids will learn interesting facts about animals. Did you know that a peregrine falcons can dive at 200 miles per hour?
I can't recommend ANIMAL PLANET BABY ANIMALS and ANIMAL PLANET ANIMALS ON THE MOVE enough. They are perfect for both home and school libraries!

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing review copies of these books.

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3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, those look adorable, especially Animal Planet Baby Animals!

Stacie said...

Animal Planet does such an amazing job with there books. I think I want a puppy now after those photos.

Laura Fabiani said...

These types of non-fiction were always a favorite with my son.