Children’s Book Review: Animal Planet Animal Bites Books

ANIMAL PLANET: POLAR ANIMALS
Animal Bites Series

By: Laaren Brown, Animal Planet

Published: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Animal Planet

Non-Fiction

In celebration of Earth Day today, I wanted to share with you some great books from Animal Planet about some of the animals that inhabit our earth. Animal Planet immerses viewers into the lives of animals, through TV and online platforms. They are the go-to resource for kids to learn about their favorite animals.

I loved these kinds of books as a kid. I still love walking through zoos and learning about animals. There are so many fascinating characteristics to learn about each animal and Animal Planet does a great job of teaching these to children without overwhelming them.

In POLAR ANIMALS, I am immediately drawn to the penguins. I have always enjoyed watching them both at zoos and on TV. There are so many different species of penguins, including one I hadn’t heard of before. Did you know there was a Macaroni Penguin? In this book, I expected to read about polar bears, moose, penguins, seals, and walruses. But I hadn’t realized all the specific types of birds, squirrels, and hares that also live in the freezing cold areas of our world.

The photographs pop on each page and the facts next to the pictures are brief, keeping kids interested in learning more. Nothing is boring and the tidbits of information are unique and fun. I love learning why animals have certain features to help them live in their environment, like the arctic fox that has short legs to hold in body heat and furry paws to keep them from slipping on the ice. There are certainly many amazing creatures that live on our earth and it is our job to make sure they can continue to thrive in their environment.

ANIMAL PLANET: OCEAN ANIMALS
Animal Bites Series

By: Laaren Brown, Animal Planet

Published: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Animal Planet

Non-Fiction

Bring an aquarium right into your home or classroom with this book full of amazing photographs. Every time I visit an aquarium, I am in awe of the different colors and shapes that live in the oceans. I’ve never heard of a Surgeon Fish before, but the facts on the page teach me about its unique characteristics. Rather than just telling me it is nine inches long, it also tells me that it is about the size of a dinner plate…a great way to help a child understand its size.

I bet kids will be shocked to find out what is unique about the male seahorse. It can do something no other male species on earth can do!

There is also a page dedicated to keeping our oceans clean. During a clean up effort in 2015, over 1.7 million beverage containers were collected from shorelines around the world. I think kids will also find the photo of the discarded fishing nets removed from the ocean to be eye-opening. It is a great way to have a conversation with your child about keeping our earth clean and how we can contribute to that in our homes and community.

I can’t say enough about how great these books are. I will be pulling these out in the classroom and when I am babysitting our friend’s kids. These books will keep kids interested over and over again!

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Thanks to the publisher for sending copies of these books for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for this review. If you choose to purchase the books through the above links, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thanks for supporting SincerelyStacie.com. 

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  1. bermudaonion on April 23, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Those books look wonderful! My son would have loved them!

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