Kid Lit: Animal Planet: Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Animal Planet: Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals by Animal Planet

Published on October 11, 2016.

Goodreads Summary:
Animal Planet presents the ickiest, stickiest, blobbiest, and oddest animals in the world!

Did you know that an archerfish can spit water up to 16 feet? Or that the giant weta is the world’s largest and heaviest insect? Animal Planet’s fascinating exploration of animal oddities introduces young animal lovers to some of the most astonishing, gorgeous, and obscure animals in the world-including some brand new discoveries! Packed with more than 200 vibrant photographs and fun facts about animals with unusual behaviors, strange appearances, and remarkable stats, this deluxe gift book is perfect for reluctant readers or anyone who loves totally gross and amazing animals. 

My Thoughts:
This book is broken into 4 parts – strange, unusual, gross, and cool animals. Each section features about 30 pages of animals with interesting facts about them. Did you know that when koalas are first weened off of their mother’s milk, they eat a modified form of feces? Pretty gross, right? Were you aware that some frogs have star-shaped pupils? Pretty cool, huh?

This oversized book features stunning photographs of the animals being discussed. Each animal has a sentence or a paragraph describing it, so it will definitely get kids interested and asking more questions. This book is perfect for children ages 5-10 who are interested in exploring the more unique animals living on our planet. The end of the book features a dictionary and glossary to aid in learning.

My Rating: 4 Stars

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