Happy Monday! It’s about time for another Monday morning book review:
The quirky illustrations and great design make this book stand out from other similar animal fact books – you can tell it was put together thoughtfully with an aim toward appealing to both adults and children. The facts are fun and interesting, ranging from bodily functions to trivia to world records, accompanied by black-and-white line drawings reminiscent of Shel Silverstein.
The understated design, black-and-white line drawings, and absence of bright colors or realistic photography that you find in most books aimed toward children, all make for a special book that’s hard to categorize. It would definitely make a great gift for any animal lover. You could even consider this a coffee table conversation-starter type of book, especially without sources for the facts which might lend more of an “educational” bent. However you want to classify it, I will happily add this one to my bookshelf.
To get a feel for the author/illustrator, check out her Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/majasbok/
***I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.***
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