Book review: Zoo Animals

Zoo animals

Zoo Animals:
A Search and Find Book for Kids
by Bethanie Hestermann,
Josh Hestermann,
and Sara Lynn Cramb (Illustrator)
Rockridge Press
5/12/2020
Juvenile Nonfiction/
Activity Books
48 pages

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Last week, I presented a book about all kinds of animals for young learners. Today, we are focusing on Zoo Animals.

I have to say, the only problem I found with this book was the title.
It makes you think this is just a simple search and find book for very young kids. Which would already be great for sure, when you see the gorgeous illustrations, and recognizing shapes and similarities is definitely an important first step in knowledge acquisition.

However this book is so much more!
First, the animals are presented in 16 categories, mostly based on geography – for instance animals you can find in Australia or Madagascar.

Each page as a short introduction to the location (it would actually have been nice to insert a short world map).
Then the list of the most important animals of that region is given, each with its illustration and a few words of explanation on this animal.

Then you have the full double page background picture, where the child has to find that animal. Extra details or more animals to find are listed on the right side of the page, as you can see here:

Zoo Animals 1

The book ends with the answer key, a glossary of terms, and a short presentation of the authors and of the illustrator, who really did a magnificent job.
The colors are very bright and inviting.

VERDICT: Fabulous book to have fun while learning about wild animals!

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In full compliance with FTC Guidelines, I received this book free of charge from the publisher through The Callisto Publisher’s Club. I was in no way compensated for this post as a reviewer, and the thoughts are my own.

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