For STEM Friday we have a board book for the youngest biologists, Odd Beasts: Meet Nature’s Weirdest Animals by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Gareth Lucas
The book introduces babies and toddlers to eight weirdly-fascinating animals: the pangolin (mammal with scales!), ocean sunfish, glass frog, anglerfish, long-horned orb-weaver spider, Eastern snake-necked turtle, bush baby, and giant jumping stick. Great selections!
Each two-page spread features a brightly-colored illustration of the animal, plus one short sentence that names it and points out a notable identifying characteristic. For example, one of the animals “wears armor.” Can you guess which one?
The back matter includes photographs of each animal with a concise, but more-detailed description.
Odd Beasts is fun, sweet, and educational all rolled up into one. Perfect to prepare for a trip to a zoo or aquarium, then remember the adventure afterwards.
Check out this tree pangolin at the Brookfield Zoo.
Reading age : 2 – 4 years
Publisher : Abrams Appleseed (November 2, 2021)
ISBN-10 : 1419742221
ISBN-13 : 978-1419742224
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