Animal Journeys – written by Patricia Hegarty and illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle


      Animal Journeys – written by Patricia Hegarty and illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, 360 Degrees, 9781944530044, 2017

Format: hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? This little book covers a multitude of subjects, from Migration to Adaptation to Animal Antics.  I love the cover with the whale jumping out of the ocean and the seagull!  My favorite page of this book is about the Sea Turtles that take a midnight journey to lay their eggs.  The illustrations are so cute and detailed- Courtney-Tickle did a wonderful job on this book.  I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but I did and I am not disappointed!

Anything you didn’t like about it?  There is nothing I didn’t like about this book.

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a great book for those who love science.  Some read-a-likes are “Things That Grow” by Libby Walden and “Wilderness: An Interactive Atlas of Animals” by Hannah Pang.

Who should buy this book? Children’s libraries

Where would you shelve it? juvenile non-fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Laureen Cutrona, Townsend Public Library, Townsend, MA


Date of Review: March 22, 2017

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