Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Made By God Curious Creatures: 4 Books in 1" Review

"Made By God- Curious Creatures: 4 Books in 1" Published by Zondervan" is an adorable Level 2 reading book! This is one large hardcover book approximately 9 x 6.6 inches and includes four separate books:

Rainforest Friends
Jungle Beasts
Polar Pals
Curious Creatures Down Under

Each animal section includes photos of real life animals with bonus facts to go along with each animal description. The pages are easy to read and perfect for early readers. The book is 123 pages long and includes information on 21 different kinds of animals.

I think this book is adorable for a wide variety of children! My two year old loved looking through the pages and asking me to read it to her, and my 7 year old (although a bit beyond level 2 reading) enjoyed reading about the many different types of animals. I think this would be an excellent resource to use as a read-aloud in homeschooling preschoolers, and also as a fun Science book for 1st-2nd graders depending on their reading level.

There are certain aspects of this book that I would not read to younger audiences (ie my two year old). For example, in the section on Anacondas, it explains how the snakes catch and squeeze their food until it stops breathing. It also goes on to say that the snake swallows it whole. Perhaps necessary information for older readers but certainly not toddlers or preschoolers.

I rate this book as 4 stars.

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