Monday, July 25, 2011

Book Review: Habitat Spy

Habitat Spy
By:   Cynthia Kieber-King   Illustrated by: Christina Wald
Published by:   Sylvan Dell Publishing       Date:  2011
ISBN:  978-1607181323
Price:  $8.95, paperback
            $16.95, hardcover
Ages:  5-8                     
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Kris Quinn Christopherson

Synopsis:  Told in rhyming narrative, Habitat Spy invites children to search for and find plants, invertebrates, birds, and mammals and more that live in 13 different habitats: backyard, beach, bog, cave, desert, forest, meadow, mountain, ocean, plains, pond, river, and cypress swamp.    

Overall thoughts:  Search-and-find books are a favorite in my house and this book was a hit!  It is simply a great book to do/read together.  Not a traditional listing of subjects you should locate, but the subject was paired with an action verb – I felt this was excellent for enjoyment purposes, and for the educational aspect.  The action verbs helped to make an active story time even more entertaining. 


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