Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Book Review for Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas: Earth's Astonishing Animals and Where They Live by National Geographic
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas: Earth's Astonishing Animals and Where They Live by National Geographic
(National Geographic Children's Books, September 28, 2010)
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas: Earth’s Astonishing Animals and Where They Live is a perfect tool for introducing young readers to amazing animals across the globe.
Readers learn about various continents and regions where certain animals live. The book incorporates fact-filled essays that encourage children to read on and discover more. The maps are big, bright, and easy to read, and are custom designed for young readers, introducing them to the physical features of each continent. Animal icons show where animals live on land, also providing information about their habitats, diets, survival skills, and much more.
This atlas is truly unique in design, using maps and photographs to complement each other, creating images that will capture kids’ natural curiosity. It creates a fun-filled learning experience.
The book is 13.7 inches tall, which is perfect to be read and used in a classroom. The Table of Contents breaks information up by continents as well as where animals live, a look at their ecosystems, and spotlights on specific animals for discussion.
Pictures of each ecosystem are also provided. This book is great for learning about geography, endangered species, habitats, continents, map reading, and how these all connect.
Fans of other National Geographic books will soon add this to their list. Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas: Earth’s Astonishing Animals and Where They Live is a step above the rest, combining a plethora of information and beautiful pictures that will ignite a passion in children for animals and the world they live in, making them want to be a part of this confluence, which has always been National Geographic’s goal.
Children ages 4–8 will enjoy this 64-page, hardcover, nonfiction picture book.
Reviewer Renee Hand is the award-winning author of The Crypto-Capers series for children. Look for her new release in the Crypto-Capers Series: Book 4: The Chest of Mystery.