Animal Planet Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Review)

Book Review, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
Animals A Visual Encyclopedia

Animal Planet Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia

Age Range: 8 – 12 years | Grade Level: 3 – 7 | Hardcover: 304 pages | Publisher: Animal Planet (September 22, 2015)


About Animal Planet Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia

Discover the many ways animals are surprisingly human!

Meet more than 2,500 amazing animals in this comprehensive, family-fun, global reference guide from Animal Planet–your source for all things animals. Get up close and personal with the diverse species that share our world and discover the many ways animals are just like us!

Animal Planet Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia profiles the seven major animal classes–mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arthropods, and other invertebrates–and features more than 1,000 stunning color photographs of animals in action. A giant removable poster showcases record-breaking animal kingdom facts and Animal Planet L!VE bonus videos transport readers from the book page directly to animals in their natural habitats around the world. Additional book features include a comprehensive glossary, index, and study resources for extended learning in geography, climate change, biology, and ecosystems, plus Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) facts throughout discuss conservation and animal rescue efforts.

Highly accessible for both curl-up reading and dip-in reference needs, care has been taken to offer animal lovers less work and more wow by weaving the taxonomic and biological information throughout the individual sections rather than putting it all up front. Specialist authors and life science experts provide the most up-to-date view of the animal kingdom, making it an ideal homework helper and a crucial family reference for the school years and beyond.

A beautiful gift for any animal lover, a portion of proceeds benefits R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.), Animal Planet’s project dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our communities and in the wild.


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My Thoughts on Animal Planet Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia

I’ve always loved encyclopedias and I used to read ours when I was a kid. Miss K and I have been reading this one together and we love it. It’s full of information for all kinds of animals. It has full color photos all the way through . The text is much more advanced than the Little Kid’s National Geographic books my children usually read, but it’s written with kids in mind. Kids between the ages of 9 and 14 will especially like this book because it has the best of both worlds. It’s visually appealing and interesting, while also being very in-depth and informative.
One thing you should know about this book is that it’s enormous! When they say encyclopedia, they mean it. It’s not a lightweight picture book. It is a large, heavy book designed to give kids lots of information about the animal kingdom.
The other thing I like about it is the wide variety of animals it covers. It goes over the more exotic animals, but it also explores common and North American animals as well.
If you have an animal lover or a nonfiction reader in your house, look for this visual encyclopedia at your local library or give it as a birthday gift. It’s an amazing book to have on your shelf!
Content: clean
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



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