MY FIRST BOOK OF FUNNY ANIMALS by National Wildlife Federation

MY FIRST BOOK OF FUNNY ANIMALS

Age Range: 2 - 4
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Amusing captions adorn pictures of silly-looking animals.

Made up entirely of candid animal shots, this board book is content to deliver small chuckles to little ones and adults alike. The photographs wouldn't be out of place in an issue of National Geographic, and the realism may entice older readers, but the youngest ones may not be as amused. Each photo is accompanied by a witty observation. For instance, two prairie dogs standing close together, one seemingly speaking into the other's ear, is glossed: "Prairie dogs share a secret." Several of the other captions are equally conceptually complex, and some of the animals do not stand out very well against the backgrounds, skewing this offering toward older toddlers. All the animals are properly identified, so animal enthusiasts will be entertained and learners, educated. The book's photos are always framed in blue, making a bit of a bland read for those looking for a bit of pizzazz in their edutainment.

As exciting as a standard wildlife documentary, so individual interest will vary. (Board book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Feb. 10th, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-62354-051-7
Page count: 20pp
Publisher: Imagine Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2015




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