Monday, March 7, 2011

Non-Fiction Monday: Wild Baby Animals

Who doesn't love adorable baby animals, even if they happen to be some of the most unpredictable (or stinky) once they become adults?!

This new series for beginner readers has a lot going for it, starting with the super cute animals they've placed on the covers. It's non-fiction, but very readable and filled with those amazing photographs that make Bearport one of my favorite publishing companies. 

Each of the four books I've reviewed (there are 8 books in the series) has the same basic format. Large text introduces the reader to simple facts about each animal baby, complete with several bold words that can be found in a glossary in the back. Maps, photos, and short captions take up most of the page space, with one or two sentences of text. 

These books would be fantastic for getting kids interested in non-fiction (lure them in with cute animals!) or for those just start to read on their. Librarians, watch out...another Bearport series you won't be able to keep on your shelves!

Wild Baby Animals series
Ruth Owen
Bearport Publishing
January 2011
Review copies provided by publisher

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