Animal Planet Polar Animals Review (Animal Bites Series)

Animal Planet Polar Animals Synopsis: With more than 200 gorgeous animal photos of penguins, polar bears, sea lions, walruses, reindeer and others, Animal Planet Polar Animals is a fun, habitat-by-habitat guide that provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite animals living in both polar climates. Arranged thematically with focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about animal bodies, baby animals, food, play time, conservation, and more. Special book features designed for this age group include Quick Bites sidebars with cool animal facts, simple infographics, and illustrated maps of the coldest places on Earth.

For more Animal Bites books, check out Animal Planet Ocean Animals!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) project which partners with leading animal organization to make the world a better place for domestic and wild animals. – Goodreads

Animal Planet Polar Animals Review

I love the direction Animal Planet is heading in with this series. Most pictures are almost mind-bogglingly gorgeous, with the animals looking like they could walk right off the pages and into the reader’s room. The layout of the book is great, with each section flowing easily into the next. The infographics are simple, and the “bite-sized” facts are things that young readers can easily understand.

My six-year-old loved the cuddle/snuggle/pet worthy yes or no blocks, though on at least one occasion she wanted to argue about the checked answer!  She’s fascinated by the size-comparisons that the book lays out, and exclaimed excitedly over several of them. I liked that the “Why live there” gave us a chance to talk about adaptation. The emphasis on family relationships definitely helped to keep her engaged.

Fantastic book that definitely need to go on your child’s bookshelf if they like animals even a little bit. Not only is it outright fun just to look at, but it provides so many opportunities for learning and discussion between you and your child(ren). Educational materials don’t have to be stuffy or dull, as this series easily shows.

  • Title: Animal Planet Polar Animals
  • Series: Animal Bites
  • ISBN13: 9781618931610
  • Pages: 80
  • Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Source: I received a free copy via Netgalley for review consideration.
  • Note: This post originally appeared on Sci-Fi & Scary.

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