The Big Book of Beasts 📚 By Yuval Zommer 📚 First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Thames & Hudson Ltd 📚📚📚This book is AMAZING. It's one of those books where there is something brand new to look at and learn every time you open it. The pages are so beautifully and intricately illustrated. The layout is unique and simple, which I have found to usually be more appealing to the reluctant readers in my grade, rather than pages and pages of text. The subheadings divide the information into small snippets. This non-fiction picture book contains information about beasts, with an introductory page dividing them into categories like carnivores, primates, rodents and marsupials. It has many typical non-fiction text features to help your reader navigate the book, like a contents page, an index, glossary ("How to talk like a beast expert"), headings and subheadings. There's "Can you find..." questions and mystery footprints to find within the pages. You and your mini readers will love exploring this book! There is so much to learn and talk about in the pictures and text. You may like to complete some craft together: pipe cleaner porcupines, paper plate tigers 🐯 and lions 🦁, sock puppet beavers or sloths, drawn or painted warthogs and honey badgers, or even create a diorama to show the habitats of your chosen beast! Older children could make their own page for the beast book, researching another animal and illustrating it. Research further to find out more information about classifying animals and animal families. Head outdoors with you tiny reader and look for footprints 👣Guess who they belong to: humans? Dogs? Kangaroos? Make some footprints of your own in the grass, dirt or sandpit.
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