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Monday, April 24, 2017

National Geographic Kids Animal Ark Book Review

Enter the NatGeo Animal Ark Children's Book Giveaway Ends 4/19
The Animal Ark book giveaway just ended and I thought I'd post a review of the book. Congrats to Theresa on the win. You should be receiving the book soon from the sponsor.

The Animal Ark book is a poetry and picture book for 4-8 year olds. On it own, that doesn't sound that fantastic. However, the pictures are amazing quality from acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. He's on a mission to document every species in captivity. To date, he's completed portraits of over 6,000 species.

Paired with the amazing photography is the prose of award-winning author Kwame Alexander. He does a fantastic job of combining the art of writing with the colorful pictures in a tone very appropriate for the age level. The words are captivating and will surely keep the attention of any toddler.

Several of the pages of the book fold out to reveal additional information beyond the poetry. The most meaningful of the bunch is in the back of the book where all the photographs are highlighted, mentioning how endangered each of the species photographed are. Definitely not really for the 4-8 crowd, but can spark a meaningful discussion with your children, too.
If the book sounds interesting, but you're looking for something with more of an adult spin, consider getting the companion adult book, National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals. There is no Kwame Alexander in that book, but you do get a foreword written by Han Solo, Indiana Jones, .... I mean Harrison Ford.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.
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  1. National Geographic has always been great. My grandchildren would love this and learn from it. Thank you so much for sharing

  2. We got our grandkids these books and they really do love reading them.