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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Review: What Do Animals Do All Day?

Have you ever thought about what animals do during the day? Do they dig tunnels, hunt or cut down trees?

Readers will discover some of  the animals that do these actions in the book What Do Animals Do All Day? by Wendy Hunt.

Hunt's book describes the jobs of over 100 animals in 14 habitats like the savannah, mangroves and the North Pole.

This book gives little children a chance to explore animals in a unique way. It depicts eight animals from each habitat and what their jobs are. On the plains the prairie dog acts as a news reporter and in the deep ocean the viper fish is fly fisherman.

Each habitat is introduced on a double page spread, created by artists from the Muti Studio, using a combination of digital hand drawn and painted illustrations.

On the following two pages readers will find a little more information about some of the animals and the type of symbiotic relationship these animals have with their environment. Readers can then go back to the habitat's double page spread to find each of the featured animals.

What Do Animals Do All Day? will make readers young and old think about animals in a whole new way. See which animals Hunt has labelled as: an engineer, a trucker, a coffee farmer and a singer. I wonder if you can guess which animal might be an acupuncturist?

Title: What Do Animals Do All Day?
Author: Wendy Hunt
Illustrator: Muti Studio
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions, $29.99
Publication Date: 24 January 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781847809711
For ages: 2 - 5
Type: Junior Non-Fiction

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