DK findout! Animals (Educational)

From the creators of DK findout!, the free online resource for kids, comes an exciting new book series full of amazing images, incredible quizzes, and cutting-edge information kids need to know. The DK findout! series helps kids become experts on their favorite subjects-from dinosaurs to space. Learning doesn’t get more fun.

Jump into the animal kingdom with DK findout! Animals.

Which animal sleeps the most? Who is the highest on the food chain? What is the difference between a mammal and an amphibian? Learn the answers to these questions and more!

DK findout! Animals takes readers on a tour of different habitats and homes of animals, showing how each one lives differently to survive. Discover the different diets of carnivores and herbivores, meet lazy sloths, learn how camouflage works, and see how animals have adapted to their environments.

Pull out the special cover flaps to see extra information about animals and take a quiz about everything in the book.

Filled with bright, quirky images and amazing facts, DK findout! Animals is an exciting trip on the wild side. – Goodreads

DK Findout Animals

DK findout! Animals Review

DK findout! Animals is a short, picture-laden introduction to animals. The author (Andrea Mills) breaks things down in simple and easy to understand terms. She starts with what is an animal and goes from there. It seems to be aimed at the 6-10 year old range. Littler kids may enjoy looking through it at all the animals, but it probably won’t hold their attention for long.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t a huge fan of DK findout! Animals. Maybe it’s because I’ve been spoiled by the Animal Bites series by Animal Planet. Regardless, I didn’t feel that this book was well-organized. It seemed to jump around several times instead of guiding the reader through in a logical progression. The page layouts were simple, but combined with the picture quality (at least on the file I viewed) came across as lackluster. At no point did I see an animal or read a fact and think “Wow, that’s cool! I want to know more!” as I have with other animal information books I’ve reviewed.

The facts listed were interesting, and I did like the fact that this was a beginner’s broad overview of animals as a whole. I just don’t feel like it stands out in any way. There are other items on the market that, whilst they might be a bit more narrow in scope, are more visually attractive, informative, and attention grabbing.  The last bit of the book was probably the best part. The Animal Facts and Figures was a collection of facts that young readers would probably think were very cool.

Overall, I just can’t recommend DK findout! Animals. There are other options available that far outshine it.

3 Star Rated DK findout! Animals Review

Title: DK findout! Animals | Series: DK findout! | Author: Andrea Mills | Publisher: DK Childrens (site) | Pub. Date: 2016-9-6 | Pages: 64 | ISBN13: 9781465454263 | Genre: Children’s Nonfiction | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-7-19 | Source: I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  

 

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