Friday, October 17, 2014

Giraffe on a sleepover -a book review

"Goodnight little one, have fun at the sleepover.  I'll be thinking of you....."

Today's quote:  My favourite animal is the koala, but his life is boring. I would rather be a giraffe so that I could contemplate the beauty of Africa."      - Caterina Murino

Today's featured book:

Title:  Giraffe on a sleepover
Author:  Lisa Rega
Illustrator:  Kelly Byrne

Peeking inside is always fun....shall we?  Let's do it!

About the book:

Ever wish you could invite a giraffe over for a sleepover?  Ever wonder how you would accommodate him on his arrival?  Well this fun little book will answer all those questions and more.  

This book is part of the "Wild Things" series.  These books give young readers a first intro to exotic animals around the world, looking at how and where they really live and what they need for survival.  Each book includes a final fact sheet to explain why each animal is suited to living in its own environment in the wild, as well as how we can help keep them there.

This particular book, focusing on the giraffe, gives basic information about its height, its long neck and tongue, it's stinky, gamey pee which is used as a repellant, its slobbery habits (that seem to drip like a faucet), its powerful kicking feet that are used like weapons, and even the size of its poo!  Kids will love that one. 

The illustrations are witty, humorous and certainly kid-friendly.  A great feature about this book is if you do purchase it you will have helped raise money to continue work with animals all around the world.  The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity that provides help for animals at home and worldwide.  They also run the ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.  What a wonderful and worthwhile cause to contribute to.

Book Review Rating:  8 (Fantastic!)

Read on and read always!  Have a wonderful day.

No comments: