I am thrilled to review Zoology for Kids: Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities by Josh and Bethanie Hestermann.
My kids are animal lovers.
Two of my kids constantly inform me that they want to grow up to be zoologists. I figure Zoology for Kids is a perfect start!
The book has 144 pages of animal fun and facts!
The book begins with an introduction by Martin and Chris Kratt of the great PBS shows Zoboomafoo and The Kratt Brothers. Then there’s a nice zoology timeline.
This book is so much more interesting than a textbook. There are bold words listed in the glossary and 21 fun activities, crafts, and experiments to help kids understand the concepts.
There are two parts to the book: part one has three chapters about zoology for beginners and part two discusses zoology in real life in four chapters.
This is a great intro science book that parents can read aloud to children. My girls read it together, but they’re advanced readers. They love the facts and activities!
Most of the activities are simple enough for my kids to do on their own. They love to recite the facts they learn. They even want to do more research on the animals they find especially interesting.
Kate’s favorite part was how chimps can learn to communicate with language.
Alex loved telling me which episodes of Wild Kratts featured animals from the book.
This is a book that will be well-loved and cherished. It has yet to be shelved as the kids are enjoying studying it.
About the authors:
Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Aquarium of the Pacific in California. Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer who also serves as a contributing writer and editor at large at Connected World magazine. They live in Long Beach, California.
About the book:
Written for readers ages 9+, specifically for ages 11-14, Zoology for Kids is a comprehensive guide that helps budding naturalists and animal lovers understand and prepare for a career in animal biology. Peer reviewed by subject experts, Zoology for Kids combines the concepts of zoology with real-life applications.
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