Monday, August 1, 2011

#109: Animals Alive

Synopsis & Book Info:
Animals Alive is an exciting exploration of animal life through the ages. A host of amazing animals are illustrated and introduced—but why are some of them no longer alive? To explain this, the concept of extinction is laid out, with a look at the death of the dinosaurs and the world’s other major extinction events. Looking to the present, the book also celebrates the diversity of life on Earth today.
Animal profile spreads are packed with photos and include key facts, distribution data, and other awe-inspiring information. Using the classifications of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Animals Alive looks at the current threats facing animals on Earth and reveals how some species have brought back from the brink by conservation.


Hardcover: 72 pages
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN: 9780756672133
Purchase at DK Canada
Purchase at Amazon


©2011


My Opinion:
What an amazing cover!
And it doesn't stop there! The illustrations are fantastic!
The information is fantastic too! I like the way it's laid out too, easy to understand for younger minds.
I'm going to spoil things a bit and say I loved most the codes listed for all the animals inside. These codes help tell us, the readers, whether the animal is near extinction. Those facts always astound me, and I find myself wondering why governments don't do more to protect them.... but that's another discussion all together.
As far as for children's reference books, this is a keeper. I don't think children will be impacted the way adults will, by the information. It will just be knowledge for them.


5/5


Recommend? Yes!!!


~I received a copy from DK Canada. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

2 comments:

  1. This book sounds great for children! I love the tiger's face.

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  2. Sounds like a great book for my DD!

    I've been trying to hook up with DK Canada, to do reviews for them ... who do I contact?

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