An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals
(DK Children's Anthologies)

Reveal the stories behind your favourite creatures with this awe-inspiring animal book for curious kids aged 6-8.

The animal kingdom is so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn. An Anthology of Intriguing Animals is a stunning animal encyclopedia for young readers to explore, with reference pages packed with fascinating information, little learners will be captivated as they discover the facts, stories and myths behind their favourite animals. Whether it's where the slow-motion sloth lives, how the plodding pangolin protects itself from predators, or which animal the Ancient Egyptians thought rolled the Sun across the sky, children can learn all sorts of fun animal facts from the storybook descriptions.

This beautiful modern bestiary lets you find the animals that interest you and uncover new favourites along the way. From tigers and chameleons to wolves and owls there's an animal for everyone in this compendium of creatures. Each type of animal is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images. The engaging storybook-style descriptions and simple text shed a light on the wonders of wildlife and array of animals, perfect for children aged 6-8 to love and explore for hours on end.

Year 1: Amphibians
Throughout our Amphibians topic you will learn about the key features of amphibians, find out what frogs eat and the stages of a frog life cycle. Explore a pond habitat and observe why amphibians live there.. Plus much more in this 7 activity topic.

Year 1: Birds
Discover the key features of birds and identify birds in their habitats. Make bird food and collect feathers to make a paintbrush. Plus much more in this 7 activity topic.

Year 1: Fish
Discover the key features of fish and find out what some fish eat. Make a poster and create a paper plate fish. You will find four enjoyable activities in this topic. Plus much more in this 4 activity topic.

Year 1: Mammals
Discover the key features of mammals and create a poster. Identify different shapes, patterns and colours of animal fur, plus much more. Plus much more in this 4 activity topic.

Year 1: Reptiles
Discover the key features of reptiles and create a poster. Identify what reptiles eat and use paint to create your own scaled picture. You will also sculpt and paint a clay snake. Plus much more in this 5 activity topic.

Year 2: Habitats: Deserts
Create a desert habitat collage learning about the animals and climates they live in. Using desert plants create your own desert and find out about the animal food chains of the Sahara Desert. Plus much more in this 6 activity topic.

Year 2: Habitats: Oceans
Make and paint salt dough star fish and discover the different depths of the ocean and where starfish might live. Map the five oceans and learn about the habitats and locations of each. Plus much more in this 5 activity topic.

Year 2: Habitats: Polar
Investigate blubber using icy water and learn about the Antarctica food chain through interactive cards. Discover polar habitats and map the region. Plus much more in this 7 activity topic.

Year 2: Habitats: Rainforests
Create your own rainforest habitat based off the Amazon. Find out how chameleons camouflage themselves by creating your own chameleon artwork. Plus much more in this 4 activity topic.

Year 2: Microhabitats
Build a bug house while discovering all about butterfly life cycles and the natural animal food chains affecting the United Kingdom. Go pond dipping, beach hunting and explore minibeasts in their microhabitats. Plus much more in this 6 activity topic.

  • Publisher: DK Children's Anthologies
  • Format: Hardback
  • Print length: 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.51 cm
  • Reading age: 3 - 8 years old
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241334393

Ben Hoare

I'm Ben Hoare. I write and edit natural-history books and magazines for the BBC, DK, Pan Macmillan, the Natural History Museum in London and many others. I am super proud to be a nature nerd. I have always been obsessed by animals, plants and other living things. Since graduating from university in 1996, I have written and edited enough natural-history books and magazines to fill our bookshelves to overflowing. I’m very lucky to earn a living by sharing my passion for nature.

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