Saturday, June 15, 2019

Animal Habitats

Animal Habitats is a search and find activity book aimed at young people (and their caregivers).  Due out 27th Aug 2019 from Princeton Architectural Press, it's 32 pages and will be available in hardback format.

Each of the habitat sections (coral reef, desert, mountain, polar, rain forest, savannah, woodland) has an introductory basic info page with a short fact sidebar, silhouette papercut of different flora and fauna, color coded food chains for each biome, and other facts.

The information in the book is factually correct (as far as I could check) and the interrelationships of the plants and animals in each system are graphically interconnected. The paper-cutout monochromatic illustrations were an interesting choice, but provide a clear and easy to follow link between the species who produce food and which are predated in turn by higher level organisms.

The graphics in the early eARC I received for review purposes were pixelated, but this will clearly not be a problem in the physical copy of the book.

This would make a good support book for a classroom unit on different biomes, a homeschooling resource book, a fine library book, or a gift for a youngster.

Four stars (the graphics issues will not be a factor in the finished book).

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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