Monday, January 16, 2012

The World of Animals {published by Master Books}

This book is AMAZING!  What a collection of pictures and information about all kinds of animals (and insects!) for kids!

As my son and I were looking through The World of Animals together we were amazed as we flipped each page.

You should have heard the oohs and ahhs and "Mommy, look at this!"s.  (Is that a word?! lol)

Of course he learned more about and saw pictures of some of his favorite creatures (like sharks and monkeys and big cats).  But he also learned about some creatures he has never heard of before, and as we go through this valuable and fun reference book more I am sure he will continue to learn from and enjoy it for years to come.

Some interesting things to see in this book:
So, if you read many of my posts, you know I live in and LOVE Louisiana!  (Even after disappointing ends to football seasons...I still love my homeboys!)

BUT, I never knew that the Indonesian sea slug could pass for an LSU fan, since it is vivid purple and yellow (gold) in color!  

Geaux Tigers!!!  And Indonesian Sea Slugs!!!
(Do you think they would ever consider adopting it as a secondary mascot?! Just a thought...)

Along the same lines---Louisiana, that is---my Louisiana-born son and I argued about the proper name for a "crayfish."  

I would say this is the one "error" I found in the book.  

You see, the book calls it a crayfish.  Yes, that technically is its name, but seriously...we are Louisiana born and bred.  We do NOT have crayfish in our state!!! But CRAWfish---they are everywhere!  And boiled or fried up just right, they are quite tasty!  

Of course, since the book calls them by their "other" name, my son insists they are CRAYfish.  Will the boy every learn?!  Tell me there's hope!

Now, above all else, the section my son giggled and got most excited over was by far---

The WORMS Section!!!

(What else would you expect?!)

Worms, worms, pages and pages of worms!!! A six-year old boy's dream come true! 

So, what makes this animal (and worm and insect) book so special and different from the rest, you ask?

Aside from the vivid photographs and educational drawings and diagrams, the very beginning of this book unabashedly lays out the truth of how all of these amazing creatures and their habitats came to be. 

The very first words on the introductory pages of the book are, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth..." (Genesis 1:1).  

From there, the introduction goes on to talk about God's creation of all living things, then about the world-wide flood of Noah's day, then about animals and how God very intelligently and specifically designed them. This book is truly designed to help parents to #TeachtheTruth to our children.

Speaking of that---join us MOMS of Master Books Tuesday night, January 17th at 8pm Central Time for our World of Animals Twitter Party!!!  To join in, make sure to follow @MasterBooks4u and @mamahall and use #TeachtheTruth hashtag on each tweet to participate. We use to follow the party conversation. You could also use or or any other similar platform you like.

Can’t make the party – stay tuned to for more details on how to win a copy for yourself.  (HINT:  Be watching the other MOMS of Master Books' blogs on or about Thursday, January 19th...)

Hope to see you at the party, but even if not, do get a copy of this book for your family's collection!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.


Diane said...

This looks like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. :O)

Haelie said...

Thanks so much, Diane, for popping in! Yes, it is a GREAT book to have! Definitely recommend getting a copy. :o)