This is a very interesting nonfiction picture book, that would be interesting if working with K-4th grade students, though your 5-8 year-olds will also enjoy reading it individually, or with a parent. That facts are fascinating. For example, sloths are 3 times faster in the water and can hold their breath up to 40 minutes. This totally surprised me, as I didn’t even know sloths went into the water.
The delivery is simple and easy to understand. A lot of good vocabulary is introduced, and I met animals I had never even heard of before. This covers all different biomes and habitats, which makes it more interesting.
This book could be great when used with a storytime group or class, in part, or in full. You could easily break it down and read about one new animal each session. It would also be useful for students doing basic research on interesting animals, as they provide some good information that is easy to understand and use.
I really enjoyed this book!