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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Book Review: The World of Animals

I love it when a book impresses you from the moment you pull it out of the package.  As soon as I opened up this beautiful  book from New Leaf Publications, I knew it was going to be a big hit with our family, and I was right!  The Wold of Animals is a sturdy hard cover 256 page book with glossy pages.  It is full of beautiful illustrations, photographs, and fascinating facts about animals. 


From the back of the book, "The World of Animals investigates and describes the anatomy, behavior, and habitats of over 1000 animals.  From microscopic worms and insects to reptiles, birds, and mammals, this book will provide children with an insight into the incredible range of life in God's wonderful world." 


Some pictures of the inside:




The introduction starts off , "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth...."(Genesis 1:1)  Then it goes on to talk about the flood and the fossil record, what animals are, God's design for animals, variety and grouping.  Then it goes on to the seven different sections in this book: Simple Animals, Worms, Snails, and Starfish, Insects and Other Arthropods, Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals.  Also included in the back of the book is a glossary and index.  The arrangement of the book makes it easy to find information about a specific animal, or just browse as you like.  The book is very engaging to children.  Even though some of the vocabulary is difficult for younger children (my 4th grader could read it just fine) younger children can still benefit and enjoy the book just by looking at the pictures.  My 6, 4, and 2 year olds love sitting in my lap and asking me questions about the animals and pictures. I have learned quite a bit by reading to the children.  There is so much information contained in World of Animals!  It is also so nice to have a beautiful book about animals without having to worry about evolutionary references!  Truly a book that can be used by the whole family and will last a long time.

I received a complimentary copy of World of Animals from New Leaf Publications for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.
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