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I rarely write reviews, but this book was so well done, it is worth a review. The book is full of beautiful illustrations and pictures. If you’re looking for a animal encyclopedia, for an elementary aged student, this is one. As an adult, I enjoyed reading through book and looking at the pictures. It captured my attention from the moment I opened it. A must have for anyone interested in animals. The book is full of animal facts and will captivate the attention of the reader, immersing them in a world that can only be seen through the pages of this beautiful book. The price is right and is far less than similar books.
This is a great animal book for any young animal lover.
Purchased this gift my 6 year old who lives, eats, and sleeps animals, and we love reading it together.
The book is sorted into animal kingdoms, so you start with invertebrates and finish with mammals.
Each page will either be devoted to one specific animal, or a group of animals. Pages are full of large, awesomely realistic computer generated images of the animals, or real photographs. The visuals are extremely vivid and full of detail, one of the best parts of this book.
Each page is also full of animal facts and scientific information. The facts are all bite-sized and less than a couple sentences at their longest, so you're always jumping from one interesting bit of information to they next. They're located all over the page as well, so it's never dull, especially for younger children.
I have purchased other animal fact books for my son, and overall this one is the best and most enjoyable.
I love all DK books. This book is outstanding. I got it for my 7 year old. The text might be a bit too complex, but that doesn’t matter. The photos and illustrations suck you in. Excellent explanation of the entire animal kingdom, from tiny Bactria to giant dinosaurs. There is a glossary that goes over new vocabulary related to unfamiliar words found in the book. The definitions are short, clear and simple for kids to understand. This book is a nice large size, making it perfect for reading and exploring together with a child (or alone).
We got my dinosaur obsessed son the Dinosaur! Book because he found one at the library in Spanish and loved it. He read it so much I decided to try the Animal version and see how he did. He loves it too! He is 6 years old. He carries these books around. From morning until bed. He loves to read about each animal, where they live what their diets are. We have a huge map at our house and he will to find where they live. I love how it’s getting my son not only interested in the science of it all, it’s helping with his reading AND geography! And he loves every second of it! My MIL got here to visit, loved his enthusiasm for the books and we ordered him the knowledge book. Next will be space! I can not recommend them more!!
Bought it for my 3 year old, whom is homeschooled, as a reference book. Everytime she has a question about an animal we pull this book out. Isn't super informative but she lights up everytime she finds and animal and can look closely at it. She also love the sizing charts for the animals. Would love to get the other books someday!
great book and very informational. however not for my 5 year old. I thought this book was going to be similar to the DK Eyewitness books. the pictures and info are both great, however this is way more advanced. this will be a great book for her when she gets older and can wrap her head around the concepts better. for now its a really awesome picture book.
It’s visually stunning. The computer generated photos are extremely colorful and detailed. My animal obsessed son is obsessed with it. Has a lot of information packed into the book. My only issues were that the binding of the book didn’t seem supere strong and also sometimes the names and captions of the animals are hard to figure out because they’re not aligned with the photo in a very clear cut way. My kid loves it, I just tell him to be careful with the book and keep it away from his two year old sister, resident agent of chaos. Oh, PS the meerkat page is hilarious. They look so funny, I laugh every time I see them.
This is a great book. My kids love it. It is so colourful, full of amazing facts and images. I would definitely recommend this book for animal obsessed kids. My son loves it. If I could change one thing, it would be s stronger spine for the book. My son carries this book around the house all the time, and I don't know of the spine is going to last more than a year due to the extra duty it is doing. If you're going to make a book this interesting, you better make it sturdy. I am sure that under typical use situations it would do just fine.
That book is awesome and the pictures are beautiful. Bought for my 4 year old granddaughter who is fascinated with Earth’s animals! It’s pretty heavy and pretty big. She struggles a little to carry but it’s worth it to her!