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Friday, March 02, 2012

Big Book of Wild Animals



This review is a little different, as I do not have the actual book in front of me as I'm writing up this post. We had just received this book for review shortly before The Great Smoke Out and so it is currently packed away being cleaned. I'm writing based on memory.

My memory of Big Book of Wild Animals though is perfectly lovely. This book really is terribly awesome. (Can you use the words 'terribly' and 'awesome' right next to one another?) I accepted this review on behalf of our resident animal lover, Bookworm1. To say that he was delighted with it is a complete understatement.

Big Book of Wild Animals is full of fun animal facts and photographs.
I loved it because each page deals with a different animal and there is a large photograph picturing the animal being discussed. If you have spent as much time looking through various animal encyclopedias as I have, trying to find one suitable for a five year old, you will very much appreciate this fact! The book is earmarked for ages 4-8 and I would say that is perfect.

Each page has basic information about the animals (i.e. name, general height, weight, location, etc.) One thing I found particularly interesting about this book is that it also tells you what various groups of animals are called. For example, a whale group is called a pod, a group of pengiunes are called a colony and so on and so forth.

The book's layout is very basic, simple and yet has enough text and information to keep a child entertained for some time. Bookworm1 spent several hours pouring over this title and I'm positive he'll do so again when it is returned to us. We highly recommend Big Book of Wild Animals!

As a special treat, the publisher, Ideals Books, has offered one copy of Big Book of Wild Animals to one of my readers here! In order to win simply leave a comment below. (Please include a valid e-mail address in your comment! If you do not, I will select another winner.) This contest is open to U.S. Residents only and will be open through Thursday, March 8th.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER (as selected by Random.org) IS AMY @ A Faithful Journey! Congrats, Amy!

Thank you, Ideals Books, for sending a copy of this book our way! We loved it! And thank you also for providing another copy for one of my readers!

23 comments:

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

Oh, this does sound perfect for the young animal lover! We are still developing that love, but it is there!

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Jessica B. said...

I'd love to win this!!!!
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Bluerose said...

This one looks FUN! Grasshopper loves his animals.

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Taia said...

Looks great!
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Taia said...

I am on Facebook too.
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Sky said...

That looks great!

Sky said...

I saw you on fb! Here's my second comment!

Diary of an Autodidact said...

Are crows in the book? The group for that one lends itself to some bad puns...

Emily said...

Would love this book for my kiddos!
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Sarah ABC said...

Thanks! I'm sure our two boys would enjoy this book.
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Marks of Faith said...

Super cool! TexasChildren@gmail.com
We are all animal lovers over here...in a very big way. :)

Heather VanTimmeren said...

My son would love this, and he has a birthday coming up!
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Amy @ A Faithful Journey said...

Oh my! My kids would love this! :)
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apple blossom said...

looks like a cool book thanks for chance to win

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Carol M said...

This sounds really great for my grandson! I know he would love it!
Thank you!
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rbooth43 said...

My grandson would love learning about wild animals!
Thanks!
Rebecca
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Anonymous said...

Agree with others- sounds like a great book!!
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Alison said...

This would be loved at our house!

Stephanie said...

Well, I'm sure MY resident animal lover would enjoy this book!

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Patricia said...

This will be perfect for my young cousin Logan, a very big animal fan, who loves to have me read to him!

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Krista said...

This would be so well loved in our house! We have a pop up animal alphabet that I don't know how long it will survive because it is so cool. :)

Anita Yancey said...

This looks like an amazing book. I bet it has great pictures of the animals. I would love to win it. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

My son would love this book!! Thanks for the giveaway! tammy
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