Welcome to National Geographic Kids Week here at Mother Daughter Book Reviews.
Welcome to Day 3 of our National Geographic Kids Mega Giveaway. If you missed our earlier posts, we featured a review and giveaway for 100 Things to Make You Happy and How to Speak Cat so be sure to head on over to both of these giveaways to enter for your chance to win 1 of 2 print copies of each.
Be sure to come back each day this week to enter a new giveaway for a different book. All of the giveaways will close on Sunday, September 20, 2015.
Without further ado, let us continue with Book #3: Animal Records.
Title: Animal Records (National Geographic Kids) | Author: Kathy Furgang and Sarah Wassner | Publication Date: July 14, 2015 | Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books | Pages: 208 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12 | Reviewed by: Dominic (Son)
Summary: Lively and information-packed, this book is bursting with mind-blowing animal records. The fastest, the biggest, the most poisonous–it’s all here for kids to discover. It’s a visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design — as dynamic as the animal world it celebrates.
1. What is the book about?
This book is about a bunch of animals that are like, the biggest, the deadliest, the smallest, the fastest, the slowest, the weirdest and stuff like that. It’s a big book with lots of information about animals that I know about already and lots that I had never seen before.
2. What do you think of the book cover and the images inside the book?
I really love all of the pictures and the cover and I spend a lot of time flipping through the book just looking at the pictures. One of my favorites is of the sun bear. It’s funny because it has a really long tongue (154). Another really cool picture is the one of the basset hound and the clumber spaniel because it looks like they are wearing a jacket. Their skin is sagging and they look floppy. (105). There are some pictures that are really cool, but really weird, like the picture of the Japanese giant salamander (23).
3. What are your favorite parts of the book? I really like looking at the pictures and learning about animals. There are animals I’ve never heard of before and I liked learning about them. The goblin sharks looks evil; luckily they swim very deep in the ocean (1,300 meters). I liked the section about “Killer Instincts” that talked about how animals kill things like, “death by drowing” (crocodile), “death by stomping” (GUESS BELOW), “death by swiping” (polar bear), “death by chomping” (GUESS BELOW), “death by confusion” (black eagle), and “death by electrocution” (GUESS BELOW).
4. What were the 3 coolest records you read about in “Animal Records”?
a. Weirdest animal: blob fish (150)
b. Fastest costume changer: mimic octopus (76)
c. Biggest invertebrate (land): coconut crab(14)
5. Overall, what did you think about the book?
The book was really good and I want to read more books like this one.
6. Who do you think would like this book?
I think kids 4 years and older would love this book.
* This book was provided to us by the publisher free-of-charge in exchange for our honest reviews. All opinions expressed are our own. *
* Giveaway: Animal Records *
Prize: There will be two winners who will each receive a print copy of Animal Records
Contest ends: September 20, 11:59 pm, 2015
Open: United States
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