Following on from her Ultimate Animal Counting Book that combined a love for animals with teaching children how to count to one-hundred, Jennifer Cossins now helps children to learn the alphabet with a brilliant A to Z of awesome animals.
Beginning at aardvark and ending with zingel fish, children are introduced to over four-hundred different animal species. On the journey through the alphabet, meet a lizard from dinosaur times, say hello to a big cat without a roar, come face-to-face with the largest pigeon in the world, laugh at a bird that likes to play practical jokes on humans, be terrified by an actual dragon, discover a surprisingly intelligent farmyard animal, smile at the happiest animal in the world, meet the only warm-blooded fish and raise a glass to an animal that can live without drinking any water.
Each letter of the alphabet gets its own double page that features at least fourteen different animals, with the exception of X. Birds, insects, mammals, fish and reptiles all make multiple appearances throughout and the pages are teeming with interesting animal facts. Did you know that the collective noun for a group of zebras is called a dazzle? What about the collective noun for a group of goldfish…a troubling! Do you know why a narwhal has a horn? You’ll never guess what yellow-pine chipmunks do when they greet each other. These are just some of the fascinating facts that readers will learn on their amazing animal alphabet journey.
Educational books targeted at young children need to be fun, enjoyable and eye-catching and this one ticks all of those boxes. The bright front cover immediately grabs the reader’s attention and waiting inside are beautifully presented pages that are colourful, accessible and engaging. It is a most creative and interesting way for young children to learn and consolidate their A, B, C’s as well as learning about some of the many amazing animals that we share the planet with. Through evocative illustrations and fascinating facts, Jennifer Cossins promotes a love of animals and helps develop curiosity about the natural world.
The oversized book is perfect for sharing together. Younger readers will love looking at the animals and practising their alphabet, whilst adults and older siblings can help with the reading of the animal facts.
Recommended for 3+.