And the Winner Is… by Etta Kaner

And the Winner Is… by Etta Kaner (Kids Can Press, 2013) is a clever look at animals by looking at some of the extreme things they are able to do, from sprinting and high jump to weight lifting and swimming. Subtitled “Amazing Animal Antics,” this book is both informative and fun. The illustrations by David Anderson are likewise accurate by friendly cartoons. The author and illustrator team managed to strike the right balance.

In addition to learning about animal tricks and talents, the book also introduces various habits and locales for those habitats. It lets the reader guess whom he or she believes to be the winner of each “event” before revealing the answers. The book, in general, provides a nice introduction to animals and their unique talents for the child reader. I only wish that it were longer and taught me about more animals!

Note: I received a complimentary digital review copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for review consideration.

This week is Children’s Book Week, so I’ll be focusing on some of the children’s books we have read. I have not been very regular about posting, and it’s about time I get back in to the habit. What a better way but by focusing on children’s books?!



About the author 

Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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