To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
A great informational book for primary and early intermediate aged readers. informative, well-written and interesting. Facts that interested listeners/readers include: the origin of the name Galápagoes (Spanish for tortoise), and the other species of animals on the islands particularly the blue-footed boobie birds. Pair this book with other informative books about the Galapagos, but be sure to read Marsha Diane Arnold's Galápagos Girl - Galapagueña (Lee & Low, 2018). Read both of them while wearing the blue-footed booby bird socks - being sold to save the endangered animals and morph it all into a discussion of endangered and extinct animals. More connections for more reading and research.
My daughter (11) really enjoyed this book. She used it as part of her research for a paper and this book in particular sparked an interest in Darwin’s research. We’ve used several books in this series for school projects. They are great for our 9-11 year olds to get an overview of different subjects.
Good factual information about the Galapagos Islands written in chapters with some black and white illustrations. (For grades 2-4) This non-fiction book would be great for learning about this part of the world or a child going to the Galapagos Islands with their parents. A wonderful place to visit ~ fantastic trip!
I'm a teacher and bought this so I could 1) learn about the Galapagos before talking about them and 2) keep a copy of the book in my classroom. It's a great read for kids aged 7-13, depending on their reading ability. It's well-organized and interesting.