Children’s Book Reviews

Children's Book Reviews: Kids’ Animals & Fun Facts for Kids

Publish March 26, 2015

With brightly coloured pages, large close-up photos, and quirky, fascinating–often just plain gross–facts, the Einstein Sisters’ KidsWorld box sets, Kids’ Animals and Fun Facts for Kids, will attract a wide range of curious readers. Each box set contains four paperback titles, approximately sixty pages long. Kids’ Animals is aimed at younger readers and contains extreme size-related facts, knock-knock jokes, and one title particularly about bears. While some animals appear repeatedly across titles, the facts are unique. For example, in Baby Animals kids learn that a young elephant is called a calf and in Giant Animals they discover that elephants only sleep for five to six hours a day. In Animal Knock-Knock Jokes, text boxes and circles provide animal trivia, and speech bubbles make it look like animals are telling each other jokes. Kids will enjoy trying these out with friends and family. Finally, Bears investigates similarities and differences across bear species. Of course the grizzly, black, and brown bear appear, but kids will also learn about the dog-sized sun bear who sports a surprisingly long honey-eating tongue and claws designed to rip apart trees to catch termites.

Kids’ Animals

Einstein Sisters
KidsWorld Books
ISBN 13: 978-0-9938401-8-0

Jen Bailey
Jen Bailey Jen Bailey is an Ontario-certified teacher who holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She works for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Jen’s other book reviews have appeared in Quill & Quire and Canadian Children’s Book News.

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