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Wednesday 12 July 2023

Review: Animal Factopia

Animal Factopia offers readers an extraordinary amount of knowledge and countless new words to learn as they travel a trail of 400 facts on animals, extinct and current. 

It encourages interaction by following arrows and the turn to, which leads into different areas of interest.

Designed to maximize visual entertainment while educating, curvy text is attractively positioned, while the repeated use of one word connects in another subject. Brilliant illustrations jet off in all directions; others fill the page alone.

The entire book promises an interesting vocabulary of new and weird names to explore, belonging to common and uncommon animals and incredible insects of every size.

Comical facial expressions add humour to each page filled with surprises. 

Did you know that a blue whale’s mouth can fit 100 people.

There are countless amazing facts like this one matched with Andy Smith’s outstanding illustrations, designed to keep a smile on reader’s faces. This is the perfect book of knowledge for early stages of learning.

So much is covered in this compact book. Microscopic animals, animal noses, extinct animals, animal fossils and if these don’t excite the imagination, there are weird eggs and mythical creatures amongst the astonishing trivia included.

This is another in a series of Factopia books created for the curious mind and those who love to learn new and exciting facts. Ideal for every bookcase.

Title: Animal Factopia
Author: Julie Beer
Illustrator: Andy Smith
Publisher: Walker Books, $25.95
Publication Date: 5 April 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781913750525
For ages: 8 – 12
Type: Junior Non Fiction