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. 

links:  www.sylvandellpublishing.com
           www.christinawald.com

1 comment:

PLEASE NOTE

*Stories for Children Publishing, LLC. (SFC) and its divisions do not receive any compensation for product reviews beyond a sample and/or limited access to a paid website. SFC donates all books sent for review to a charitable organization. SFC may do a contest or giveaway of samples we receive. SFC does not review any samples sent without a request for review to the Blog Editor, VS Grenier. SFC's staff members will not return unauthorized samples to the senders, but will donate them without review.