Elephants Don’t Like Ants! And Other Amazing Facts: Super Facts for Super Kids (Ready to Read, Level Two) by Thea Feldman, illustrated by Lee Cosgrove. Simon Spotlight, 2021. 9781534496330
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
What did you like about the book? This non fiction reader offers kid-friendly design and facts that will pique interest in the world’s largest animal. Maps, photographs and fun illustrations, along with a combination of text panels and speech bubbles amp up the appeal factor. I now finally know a way to tell African and Asian elephants apart – by the size and shape of their ears and the shape of their heads. Kids will enjoy the facts and superlatives about elephants, which are more than about size. I like this series, which can go in an easy reader section or hold its own in non fiction. A glossary and short chapters make the book useful for early elementary reports.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? For ages 5-7, for early elementary school readers who like to read non fiction.
Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? 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: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: November 28, 2021