I’m always happy to be a part of the Federation of Children’s Book Group annual celebration of all things non-fiction. Born out of National Non-Fiction Day, the whole month now celebrates all those readers who love nothing more than learning an obscure fact to pop into conversation to surprise people or dipping in and out of a gorgeously illustrated book.
This is actually my second review for this year’s #NNFN. You can find my first post about ‘Every Word Tells a Story’ HERE.
‘Body armour, seeing with sound, gliding without wings – wherever you look in the animal kingdom, you can find amazing super skills to deal with nature’s trickiest challenges. In fact, these skills are so amazing that they have evolved again and again in totally unrelated animals! From tiny insects to ginormous giraffes, meet the creatures that have the same ingenious ways of surviving and thriving on planet Earth.’
This is a truly fascinating book and definitely a must-have for anyone who is learning about evolution & inheritance at school (or who just loves really interesting, well-produced information books!) It explores all types of evolutions – from drinking nectar to drinking blood, from growing spines to losing legs!
All the information is clearly presented in a mix of paragraphs, captioned pictures and diagrams. Key vocabulary is highlighted in bold, there’s also a handy glossary at the back.
The illustrations themselves are detailed and beautiful enough to be hung on the wall as prints. There’s lots for readers to soak up and marvel at.
I would recommend this for children aged 8+
*Many thanks to the FCBG for inviting me to share this book and to Walker Studio for sending me this review copy*
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Oh, I spied this one on Twitter and already really wanted it, but reading your review + seeing some of the inside? I need it even more now! Thanks for the review!