Do You Know Where the Animals Live?: Discovering the Incredible Creatures All Around Us
by Peter Wohlleben and translated by Shelley Tanaka
84 pages; ages 7-10
Greystone Kids, 2021
Author Peter Wohlleben invites readers to go on a journey of discovery through the pages of this book. You don’t need to go to a zoo to see animals, he says – they live all around you. In the first chapter he highlights animals that you might find living in your backyard. He ponders why birds fly south, whether animals have houses, and then takes us on a field trip to find stream animals.
Chapter two focuses on what animals eat – and the things they leave behind! In another chapter he focuses on animal babies, and reminds us that birds aren’t the only ones to lay eggs. We get an insider’s look at how animals grow up, different kinds of animal families, and what happens to them as they grow older. There’s a chapter on survival strategies, one on language, and a great discussion about animal emotions.
Scattered throughout the pages are “try this” activities and “look closer” features that focus on specific animals or topics. This is a great book to put in the hands of any kid who wants to grow up to be a forest ranger, zoo keeper, veterinarian, animal trainer …. I would have loved it as a kid – and as a homeschooling parent.
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