BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bea Reviews Meet My Family! Animal Babies and Their Families by Laura Purdie Salas & Illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Publisher: Millbrook Press
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 1st 2018
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Blurb from goodreads:

What kind of families do animal babies have? All different kinds! Charming text and sweet illustrations introduce a wolf pup cared for by the pack, a young orangutan snuggling with its mother high in a tree, a poison dart frog tadpole riding piggyback on its dad, and more. Featuring rhyming verse and informational text, this book lets you discover just how diverse the animal kingdom really is!

My Thoughts:

The cover of the book immediately caught my eye and I clicked on the description. It sounded delightful and I knew I wanted to read it. "Meet My Family" was a wonderful introduction to animal families around the world and I learned quite a bit. There's a nice selection of animals from around the globe, and each animal is shown in a clear, bright photograph, labeled by species. There's a brief paragraph about each animal and their family arrangements, including a word or two for mom or dad in the native language of the animal's habitat. The text is short and simple, good for younger children and ones just learning to read. There is a glossary at the back that covers the words used in the different languages, as well as the names of  the animals, and a map that shows where the animals live in the wild. Children will enjoy the pictures and the friendly, relatable facts included while absorbing and learning about the animals, different families, languages, and geography. This would be a good addition to a home, classroom, or library.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Bea! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and learned from it. I did, too, as I was writing it :>)


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