If you love animals, this is the book for you!
From pets to farmyard animals and Australian wildlife, this BUMPER book is crammed full of all the cool facts and pictures you need to become an animal expert. There are even jokes and some fun activities to get you thinking!
There are no prizes for guessing what this book is about – it’s all in the title. Bumper Book of Pets and Other Animals has chapters on Pets, Farmyard Animals and Wildlife. Two thirds of the book is dedicated to pets, and covers the responsibilities of pet ownership as well as tips on different breeds and their particular requirements and behaviours. From the popular dogs and cats, to fish, reptiles, ferrets and more, there is something for every pet lover. Fun Stuff offers jokes and other activities all designed to increase knowledge of animals and their lives. Photos provide illustration throughout.
Children and animals – a natural combination. The benefits of pet ownership are well-documented. But which animal? How do you choose? Do you go for the animal you had a child? Or the one that has captivated your child/children? When is the right time? Bumper Book of Pets and Other Animals is a perfect primer. Young children will flick through recognising animals. Young school children will learn about their favourites, and other animals, and discover the needs and wants of potential pets. There’s information about the longevity of different animals, and different breeds of the same animal eg some birds live for seven years, others may live as long as a human. All the information is presented in small bites, perfect for young readers. Recommended for all families considering pets. Ideal for children pre- and primary-aged.
R.S.P.C.A. Bumper Book of Pets and Other Animals by Alexandra Hirst,
Random House 2012
review by Claire Saxby, Children’s Author
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