Animal Planet Animal Atlas Review


Animal Planet Atlas Synopsis:
Animal Planet’s definitive atlas of animal life takes readers on a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat passport to adventure!

What is a habitat? How is the North Pole’s animal life different from the South Pole’s? How and why do animals adapt to their environment? Is a food web different from a food chain? Animal Planet Animal Atlas answers all of these questions and many more. Through detailed maps, fun infographics, simple charts, and Find It! Fact boxes readers can track their favorite animals across the globe, learning about how animal habitats are affected by climate, food and water availability, migration, and human environmental impact. – Goodreads

Animal Planet Animal Atlas Review

Animal Planet did a great job with Animal Atlas. The layout is perfect, with it being separated by continents and biomes. The pictures, though not as eye-popping as some I’ve seen in other works from them, are good. They really showcase the beauty (and sometimes personality) of the animals. There’s a close-up of a camel that will make even adults grin. None of the animals are talked about in-depth, simply because there are so many mentioned. However, the factoids given are intriguing. I  looked up more than one animal while reading this book because I wanted to know more.

Sprinkled throughout the book are highlights such as Surprisingly Human and Roar. Surprisingly Human show readers the similarity between some human and animal behaviors. Roar highlights conservation and endangered species facts that help to bring awareness to the readers.  Also, each continent has an Animal Ambassador. Occasionally, throughout the exploration of the continent’s biomes, the Animal Ambassador relays cool facts.

I’m a huge fan of Animal Planet’s Animal Bites series, so reading this one required a little bit of a shift in thinking from me. Animal Bites is directed at a younger age range, and doesn’t cover as broad a range. Animal Atlas is aimed for Kindergarten and on. It does what it set out to do, and it does it well. This is the type of book that children can come back to time and time again, and discover something cool or new every time. It’s definitely worth getting, especially if you have any young adventurers in the household.

  • Title: Animal Atlas
  • Authors: Animal Planet (site)
  • Publisher: Time Inc, Books (site)
  • Pub. Date: May 24th, 2016
  • Pages: 96
  • Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Source: Received a free copy from Netgalley for review consideration.
  • Purchase: Amazon | B&N
  • Note: This review originally appeared on it’s sister site, Sci-Fi & Scary. We are in the process of porting over all reviews which fit more in with the theme of Own Your Geek.
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