In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
Haven’t created lists in a while, so thought I’d share some lists of books I’ve enjoyed for the last few weeks. I enjoyed every one of these non-fiction animal connected books… Wonderful books here:
An Ambush of Tigers – A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns by Betsy R. Rosenthal, illustrated by Jago – Love the language of this book. Goodreads Summary: “Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This fun-filled romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for animals through wordplay. Clever rhymes and humorous illustrations bring these collective nouns to life in funny ways, making it easy to remember which terms and animals go together. A glossary in the back matter offers further explanation of words used as collective nouns, such as sleuth meaning “detective.””
Animalium by Katie Scott and Jenny Broom – HUGE book. Incredible facts packed throughout this book all about creatures. Loved this exploration of creatures. Goodreads Summary: “Welcome to the Museum is a series of books set on the “walls” of the printed page, showcasing the world’s finest collections of objects?–?from natural history to art. Open 365 days a year and unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, each title in this series is organized into galleries that display more than 200 full-color specimens accompanied by lively, informative text. Offering hours of learning, this first title within the series?–?”Animalium?–?”presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent.”
Jane Goodall – The Chimpanzee Children of Gombe by Jane Goodall, photos by Michael Neugebauer – really cute story packed with facts and examples of the lives of the chimpanzee children that Jane Goodall has observed over the years. Goodreads Summary: “This heartwarming book is filled with photos of many of the chimpanzee babies, toddlers, and young adults that live in the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where the Jane Goodall research center of is located. Dr. Goodall has campaigned unceasingly for the protection of the chimpanzee—now an endangered species—and this moving, personal account will educate readers about the many threats to the animals in the wild and inspire readers of all ages to join in her vital work.”
The Most Amazing Creatures in the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illustrated by Gennady Spirin – Very interesting non-fiction book packed with creatures sharing fascinating facts about them and all claiming that they’re the most amazing creature in the sea. Goodreads Summary: “Which sea creature is the greatest? Is it the one with the most venom, the greatest diver, the one with blue blood, or the best rotating eyes? Or is it the master of disguise, the one with the best light, the most slime, or the most eggs? Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite sea creatures!”
Nature’s Perfect Package – Egg– by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page – Beautiful exploration of eggs. Goodreads Summary: “Hatching a plan for survival isn’t always easy in the wild. And how animals lay, protect, and even use each other’s eggs as a food source help reveal the life cycle of the natural world. Eggs come in all shapes and sizes. The ostrich’s is the largest, but some are so small, you need a microscope to spot them. Animals hide them and disguise them in smart and surprising ways, too. Some abandon their eggs, while others protect them fiercely and carry them wherever they go. There are as many kinds of eggs as there are animals that depend on them, because in the animal kingdom, the fight for survival begins with the simple, but extraordinary, egg.”
Hippos are Huge! by Jonathan London, illustrated by Matthew Trueman – Awesome book to read about hippos… loved the facts integrated in addition to the way the book clowed. I personally loved reading this since I had the chance to stand 5 feet away from a hippo a few years ago and had to run away when he flung his poo everywhere… fascinating. Goodreads Summary: “What’s the deadliest animal in Africa? It’s not the lion or the crocodile—it’s the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour! Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, play tug-of-war, swat balls of dung at one another, and nuzzle their young in the mud. Just don’t get too close—they could chomp you in two!”
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