This book is a treasure! All the same-old animal stars (bear, tiger, gorilla, panda, etc.) better be thinking about diversifying their ‘portfolios.’ Martin Brown has curated an informative and entertaining collection of twenty one real animals, not necessarily rare, that you need to know about. Each animal’s section highlights key information like size, home, endangered status, a tag line and a sprinkling of random factoids. My three favorite animals to learn about were the Lesser Fairy Armadillo (its pink! The females are called a ‘zed,’ use that in scrabble), the Speke’s Pectinator (“fluffy rock-dweller of Somolia,” they don’t drink) and the Zebra Duiker (“a little antelope that’s shy and bold”). Martin weaves in humor and clever illustrations to create a book destined to engage readers of all ages.
Bienvenidos a Mi Mundo! My name is Megan and I’m a problem solving, decision making, left brain leader by day, simmering right brain artist with crafting ideas waiting to spill over at almost all other times, and a lover making and eating good food and devouring good books. At home I am the mother of 6 hens, a backyard apiary and a one-eyed rescue dog, and the newest edition – a beautiful boy, with who I am absolutely smitten. I have a lifelong love of reading and passion for childhood literacy. I have set this tone with my family through daily reading, special topics and engaging them and those around me in philanthropy focused on fostering reading between parents and children.
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