Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Talk Tuesday...A Little Something Strange!

Hi, and happy Tuesday!  My kids have been busy completing their summer reading charts for our local library, so the Science teacher in me could resist sharing one of their favorites from their list...Strangest Animals by Thea Feldman.

What even is that creature on the cover?  LOL The pictures are strange, adorable, and yucky...all at the same time!  This nonfiction text (that is super-kid friendly) is published by the American Museum of Natural History.  Here are just a few of the eye-catching animals found inside.

Whether studying animal adaptations, ecosystems, regions of the world, or research skills, this book would be a reader favorite!  It is filled with fun facts to make any little scientist happy!  Extensions could include practicing map skills by locating these animals around the globe, writing animal reports, making comparison charts of the various adaptations mentioned in the book, or creating one's own "strange animal" to share with classmates...the list goes on and on!  Enjoy, and look for these super-strange titles as well!  
Peace, love, and happy reading!  Shannon :-)

PS--For the entire linky, visit here for more: http://mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com/2014/07/book-talk-tuesday.html.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation! My son loves to read about animals, but somehow we have never seen this book. We will definitely check it out soon!
    Jenn @ 2nd Grade Snickerdoodles