Two of my favourite subjects - animals and number - combine to make for a fun, interactive and educational read.
There are a lot of animals in this book, five-thousand-and-fifty to be exact, and they are all waiting to be counted by you. Starting at one whale all the way up to one-hundred fairy flies. In-between, there are ninety-eight other animals that need to be totalled up including eighteen bongos, forty-one caracals, sixty-five oystercatchers and eighty-six pipefish.
As the animals decrease in physical size the number of them to be counted increases. Pages are bursting with colour and tidbits of information and readers can expect to learn all manner of fascinating animals facts including; species, speed, weight, measurements, patterns and markings, habitat, location, collective nouns, diet, special attributes and unusual talents.
Educational books targeted at young children need to be fun, enjoyable and eye-catching and this one ticks all of those boxes. It is a most creative and interesting way for young children to develop their knowledge of number and counting as well as learning lots about one-hundred of the amazing animals that we share the planet with. Through colourful 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 and counting the animals, whilst adults and older siblings can help with the reading of the animal facts.
Recommended for 4+.