I jump for joy when I find great nonfiction for kids, and I would have totally turned a cartwheel if I could have after picking up this book at the library. What makes it so great is the fine balance of photography with facts. Kids at different age and reading levels can enjoy this book and have the choice of reading from cover to cover or flipping through the pictures. The blue poison dart frog is a favorite in our house, and I've received strict orders from a certain three-year-old to take a trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore to see one up-close. Great for home, classroom, and school libraries, I highly recommend it.
Now, if I exclaim "What a beautiful spider!" after reading, Nic Bishop Spiders, Mr. Bishop will be a true magician.
- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction (January 1, 2008)
- ISBN-13: 978-0439877558
- Source: Local Library
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