Summer break is in full swing and my reading habits…
Adorable animals and facts about animal’s senses? Yes please! Emmanuelle Grundmann and Clémence Dupont have created a beautiful picture book full of adorable animals and interesting facts. Combined with a helpful layout and short text boxes, this book is one that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Thank you Pajama Press for sharing this book with me and the Lit Review Crew in exchange for an honest review. Read more for a summary and what else caught my eye.
Explore the wild and wonderful world of animal senses with a dynamic work of children’s nonfiction
Humans experience the world through sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. But what if you had the compound eyes of a fly, the whiskers of a cat, or a whale’s ability to sense magnetic north? There’s a whole world of surprising senses out there, and fascinating adaptations that have allowed animals to make use of them. We can’t interpret the faint vibration of an elephant’s faraway stomp, but learning how they keep in touch with family across the wide savannah helps us understand that we are more alike than different.
Featuring accessible text from Emmanuelle Grundmann, inviting art from Clémence Dupont, and a glossary and index, When Elephants Listen with their Feet is a lively nonfiction book that encourages curiosity about—and respect for—the animals with which we share our planet.
“The text is graceful and often humorous, with an extensive vocabulary and fairly complex sentence structure….Sensational sensory stories.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Exceptionally ‘kid friendly’ in tone, commentary and presentation, When Elephants Listen With Their Feet: Discover Extraordinary Animal Senses is especially recommended for family, elementary school, middle school, and community library Wildlife picture book collections for young readers.”—Midwest Book ReviewPajama Press
What Caught My Eye
- The beautiful colors on the cover-the mix of purple and tan were so pleasant and unique.
- Vibrant and beautiful illustrations of animals
- Pops of headings and bolded words to draw your eye in
What I Loved
- The section titles! “Pointing North,” “You Have Good Taste!” and “On the Nose” are a few examples.
- The illustrations were beautiful, and realistic.
- Text boxes and information condensed in a format that is accessible to most readers.
- So many animals featured.
- Index of Animals
- Soft colors
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I hope you enjoyed this review and if you end up reading this book I would love to hear from you.