Three fab books for the kids to read

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Three fab books for the kids to read

Author & illustrator:
  Eric Carle
Best for: Ages five and under

The parent point of view
Everyone has a favourite animal and in this book fourteen famous picture book artists draw their own favourite animals and explain what it is about them that they love. What’s your favourite animal? Can you draw it?

What the four year old says
My favourite animal is a unicorn, nobody says a unicorn in the book, but one person says a horse and I like those too. Mummy and I have read this about 180 times and I love it because the pictures are pretty and I like animals a lot. I have tried to draw some of them and they are nearly as good as the ones in the book.

Fiona Watt
Best for: Ages five to ten

The parent point of view
Perfect for the budding artist and animal lover. Follow the step-by-step instructions and draw anything from a rat to a raccoon, a seahorse to a slimy snail.

What the six year old says
I love animals and I love drawing so this book is really cool. I haven’t managed to do all of the animals yet, but my favourites to draw so far have been the whale and the llama. I want to do the camel next. My teacher likes my animal pictures so much she has put one up in our classroom and I even got three house points for it – that’s because the instructions in the book make it really easy to draw something really good.

National Geographic
Best for: Ages seven to 12

The parent point of view
In this amazing family reference book you will find stunning photographs and information about 2,500 animal species. This book captures the most interesting things about the animal kingdom while also providing fun facts, such as the world’s most poisonous animal, the fastest animal on earth, and even the smelliest!

What the ten year old says
I already know quite a lot of facts about animals because I watch loads of television programmes with David Attenborough like The Blue Planet and Planet Earth. But it’s nice to have all the information in one place so I can refer to it when I want to know something. It helped me with my homework too as our topic was endangered animals and their habitats.

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