One of our favorite places to visit as a family is the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. It’s about four hours away, so we take the time every few years to visit. My kids are the kind that like to read all the fun facts and every little plaque in those types of places. They love learning about animals and their environments. One of their favorites places at the aquarium is the extra large viewing room where they can see hundreds of species of sea life.
For kids like mine, the new series from Animal Planet and Time Inc. called Animal Bites is perfect. I think that every child should have the opportunity to learn about the world and it’s creatures. Not only is the photography in these books top notch (over 200 photos in each one), they’re written just right to hold the attention of children ages 4-8 (or older, in my opinion).
My second grader has to read 20 minutes or more every evening as part of his homework. Since we got the two Animal Bites books Polar Animals and Ocean Animals, he’s been reading them for at least half an hour each evening. He’s already read both, and has started over again, he’s fascinated.
Did you know that a polar bear can smell a seal up to twenty miles away? The arctic hare changes from grey to white to blend in with her surroundings. These and other interesting bits of information are found in Animal Planet Polar Animals.
We know a father and son who took a once in a lifetime trip to Antarctica this past summer, and my sons were absolutely fascinated with the details of their trip. When we were reading Polar Animals together, they were able to relate the photos they saw from their friends with some of the animals that were in the book.
Did you know that a sea star can push it’s stomach outside it’s body and begin digestion at once? Weird, right!
Again, facts like this and more are found in Ocean Animals.
Each book contains striking photographs, easy-to-understand graphics, and maps that bring the world of polar and ocean animals alive for young readers.
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