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Saturday 21 December 2019

Review: Animal Atlas

This new addition to the growing list of educational resources from Lonely Planet Kids is tactile, informative and fabulous.

Animal Atlas is packed with succinct pieces of information about  animals and the environments they live in. The introduction provides base knowledge about animal groupings, evolution, extinction, threats to the planet and more, the rest of the book is broken into continent and ocean sections with maps, detailed illustrations, photos, flaps and pages that fold out.

I love the actual size photos including the Brown bear paw, Giant anteater tongue and even the terrifying Goliath bird-eating spider! Lucy Rose’s illustrations are the perfect fit with defined style still showing true to life details.

Read it from front to back or browse through again and again, discovering new facts each time; either way Animal Atlas is sure to keep readers fascinated and focused and likely to return for future reading.

Some of the many other wonderful educational Lonely Planet Kids books include Dinosaur Atlas, First Words - French, Cardboard Box Creations and Sticker World - Airport.

Title: Animal Atlas
Author: Anne Rooney
Illustrator: Lucy Rose
Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids, $29.99
Publication Date: 8 November 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781788682602
For ages: 9 – 12
Type: Picture Book