Here's the description:
Want your kids to learn about Animals and their habitats?
Young readers will:
1. Learn facts about animals and how they drink
2. Be curious and ask questions
3. Enjoy great and colorful images
4. Enjoy a book about animals
This is a sweet children's book written primarily for children ages four to eight years old. Targeting beginner readers, the book contains simple text and colorful illustrations.
Each page also includes educational information about animals habtiats.
The story is suitable to be read out loud to preschoolers or as a self-read book for beginner readers.
Here's what we think...
My 3 year old's opinion first: I liked it. It was kinda fun. I liked the animals... the water... the sky... and plants. (I asked her if she could understand all the words) Not all of them. But I liked the pictures.
What I think:
I think this is a fun book for kids to read about different facts about animals hydration needs. There were a few technical issues where the text got pushed off to the next page and then didn't line up with the image it was supposed to. I also thought some of the language was not meant for a younger kid and I honestly couldn't see an 8 year old reading this as it is not nearly advanced enough for them. I have a 3 and 7 year old. My son didn't seem too interested in it at all. My 3 year old daughter sat with me and I read it to her. I had to stop to explain what words meant (not necessarily a problem, but kind of pulls you out of the story when you have to pause to explain a word). She enjoyed the images and hearing about the different animals. She responded with her own hydration needs and what she drinks and so forth - so it was good enough to get her attention and interaction.
My overall feel for the book is that it works for kids under 6, like 5 might be pushing it. It does well at teaching interesting facts. Might be cool if the author added in some interaction with the kids like asking them questions about how/what they drink. The pictures are good. Some technical issues, but that could've happened during the upload process.
*I purchased a copy for review