By: Editors of TIME For Kids Magazine
Publisher: Time For Kids
Publication Date: June 2014
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: July 23, 2014
As the back cover of this book says, ‘Kids Ask Why’ and without a doubt, the Editors of TIME for Kids magazine have done an outstanding job of answering those questions in this new book all about animals.
After a brief introduction that gives readers an overview of why we’re so fascinated by animals, the book moves on to all those questions. Divided into types of animals, the chapters include: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, arachnids, sea animals, birds and yes, even dinosaurs. From fun facts such as ‘why do pigs like mud?’ to more technical queries such as ‘why do we call reptiles cold-blooded?’, even parents are likely to learn a few things from this book. For example, did you know that ‘a crab’s gills are on its legs. When crabs are on land, they have to keep their legs wet to breathe’? You’ll learn lots of great facts such as the above when you open this fun book.
Aimed at the 3 to 6 year-olds, with a reading level of preschool/first grade, this book is perfect for the very young animal lover. In simple language, with appealing fonts, large text, and colorful, eye-grabbing photos, this book is sure to delight young animal lovers.
Quill says: So many facts, so little time! TIME for Kids X-WHY-Z Animals does a great job at answering the questions that kids ask. This is a perfect book for the young animal lover.