Book reviews from 4-7 years: At the zoo

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Read our reviews of some wonderful zoo-themed books.

Animals: a children's encyclopedia

Animals: a children’s encyclopedia (Dorling Kindersley, ISBN 9781405328753)

‘Experience animal life inside this inspiring book.’ So says the back cover of this stunning children’s encyclopedia. The children were extremely taken with the book, and enjoyed pouring over the spectacular images and sharing interesting information and facts with one another.

The bite-sized information in the book is clear and easy for children to understand. The book is divided into the following sections: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. There is also a concise key, which gives useful information about each animal’s size, habitat, lifespan and endangered status. Each page is laid out clearly, which the children thought made it easier for them to read, while the pictures support the information beautifully. This book is going to become a valuable non-fiction text in our school!

Co-reviewed by Louise Thomason, Jack Walker and Brodie Lawson

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