Rating: (1-5, 5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3
Genre: picture book
What did you like about the book? The 24 colorful animals, consistently replicated on each page, with slight variations and posed questions, makes for a very interactive experience. I read it with a 4-year-old who was captivated to find the questionable animal to answer the question. It has the quality of a “Search Waldo type book” but involves more interaction, language, reasoning and classifications. It can be read multiple times to amuse and entertain.
Anything you didn’t like about it? I thought it was repetitive and boring, but my pre-reader loved it!
To whom would you recommend this book? Pre-school children, who are able to focus on details, practice pre-reading skills, classifications and vocabulary enrichment.
Who should buy this book? Pre-school and elementary school librarians, parents and grandparents looking for a fun animal book to share with young children.
Where would you shelve it ? Children’s picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:Diane Neylon, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Date of review: 1/18/2017