This story follows children John and Sarah and their parents as they visit the zoo. This is not just about typical zoo animals with elephants, giraffes and zebras. It also has other animals you may have never even heard of. (Visit Debra's website for actual pictures of the animals used in the story.) Amazing Animals by Design includes lots of facts about each of the animals and how they are designed. For instance, we learn why an elephant has a trunk, why a zebra has stripes and much more.
|Do you know what animal this is?|
The illustrations in Amazing Animals by Design are soft and inviting. They seem well suited to younger children (pre-school to maybe 4th grade depending on your child.)
It is refreshing to have a book about animals that acknowledges that God is the creator and designer of animals and that he also made us (in His image.) While the book introduces the idea of intelligent design, it clearly points the reader to God as the creator.
I received the pdf version of this book to review. We read it on a laptop and an iPod Touch. I think we would prefer a "real" book because the text and animal illustrations are not on the same page therefore when I was reading it the kids, they couldn't see the picture the text was referring to. (Maybe there is a way to do that but I couldn't figure it out.)
You can purchase Amazing Animals by Design at Tate Publishing as a paperback for $8.99 or a digital version for $7.99.
I received the pdf version of this book to review. We read it on a laptop and an iPod Touch.
|author Debra Haagen|