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Saturday 28 March 2020

Review: World's Wackiest Animals

The latest offering from Lonely Planet Kids is the fun and vibrant World’s Wackiest Animals which will appeal to children of all ages.

Glossy photographs provide readers with an up close view of these unique and often unheard of animals. The nature of the book allows readers to dip in and out of the book. 

While it will also encourage children, who are reluctant readers or who are not lovers of non fiction books.

Segmented into the different continents and oceans they inhabit, the animals featured are then listed alphabetically. Each animal then displays a symbol to indicate whether they are endangered or critically endangered.

Children can learn about animals such as the Indian Purple Frog who was only discovered in 2003 simply because the frog spends most of his time underground. 

Then there is the Narwhal which is local to the Arctic and is known as the Unicorn of the Seas. Or there is the Matamata Turtle who calls South America home and whose head resembles a giant leaf. Australian animals are also featured in this book.

Each page contains snippets of information and detailed photographs that children will love. With 100 fascinating and bizarre creatures to discover, this book will entice any children who have an affinity for animals and make learning about them fun.

Title: World’s Wackiest Animals
Author: Anna Poon
Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids, $14.99
Publication Date: 8 February 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781788687560
For ages: 6 - 9
Type: Junior Non Fiction