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Saturday, March 31, 2012

TOS Review: Amazing Animals by Design

Recently we have had the honor of reviewing a children's book that is about to be released and was written by a fellow member of the TOS Crew, Debra Haagen.  The children and I have really enjoyed reading Amazing Animals By Design.

Book Description:

Amazing Animals by Design
by Debra Haagen
Why is a giraffe's neck so tall? Why do zebras have stripes? Did all of these things happen by accident? When John and Sarah visit the zoo, they ask these questions and many more. Their parents and the zookeepers keep using the word design, but what does that mean? With its relevant message and exciting presentation, this is the perfect book to help introduce children to intelligent design. Come find out in Amazing Animals by Design by Debra Haagen!

The book is in the pre-release phase and may be purchased by the publisher, Tate Publishing Company.  The full press release date for book stores will be April 3rd.

24 pages - $8.99 (paperback)

Also available as a digital download in PDF format which is compatible with most ereaders including, Sony, Nook, Kindle 2, iPad, and iPhone 4 for $7.99.

Purchase by clicking here.

Stop by and visit the Amazing Animals By Design Blog.

Here is the Amazing Animals By Design Facebook Page.

Here is a link to the author's review blog, Noteable Scraps.

We received the PDF version of Amazing Animals by Design, which I loaded onto my Nook Color and have been reading using the ezPDF Reader Ap.  The book was written because the few creation based/intelligent design books available are generally geared towards older children.  Amazing animals By Design was written with the elementary age range in mind (pre K-3rd grade.)  I have read and enjoyed this book with my 3,5,6, and 8 year olds, with my 10 year old also listening nearby.  I love that the entire book is written around the fact that God created everything using intelligent design.  There is a lot of information about the different animals featured (I learned a few things I didn't know myself!)  The book appeals to both boys and girls as the main characters are a brother and sister.  The illustrations are absolutely adorable and look like the actual animals.  Depending on the attention span  of your child, the text may be a bit lengthy for some children of younger pre school age.  My children loved the book and did great listening and paying attention to what was being read.  Now they all want to take a trip to the zoo to see the animals in person.

To see what other crew mates had to say click here.

Disclaimer: As part of the TOS Crew, I received a complimentary PDF download of the book Amazing Animals By Design for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.

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