Story Worlds: Nature by Thomas Hegbrook

516aahn4bil Story Worlds: Nature by Thomas Hegbrook,  360 Degrees (Tiger Tales) 9781944530010, 2016

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: (1-5) 5 is a starred review: 3

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? Visually, this is a beautiful book. It is oversized and shows a variety of animals doing different things. Some pages feature one animal and other pages are divided into sections in order to tell multiple animal stories. It is a story book without words. A curious child will love looking at the pictures and trying to come up with a story about the animals. In the back of the book, there is an explanation for each animal story. It gives facts and descriptions of the illustrations. This is a book that a child can look at alone, or one that can be used to help a child interact with nature with the help of an adult.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Having the text at the back of the book encourages children to think up their own stories initially, however, I would have liked it to be more accessible on the pages. Because it is a science book based on fact, I would have liked seeing the facts near the pictures.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? Very young children will love the pictures, and older children will love the text at the back of the book.

Who should buy this book? all libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes, mostly because the format of the book is so different with only pictures.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Dec.19, 2016


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