Fun Animal Facts --Back to School with National Geographic Kids


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

School starts tomorrow for Hazel and me. It is hard to believe I'm going back after being home for sixteen years! My classroom is ready for the kids though, and I'm looking forward to it. It seems fitting to begin the school year with some books from National Geographic Kids. Today we are sharing 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Animals!) by National Geographic Kids. It is being released today and is recommended for ages 8 to 12.

From the Publisher:

Did you know that a grizzly bear’s bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball? Or that a breed of dog yodels instead of barking? How about that wombat poop is cube-shaped?

Bursting with fascinating, fun-tastic facts, this treasure trove of all things animals leaves no habitat unexplored or unusual animal ability unmentioned! Ever wonder how smart a chicken is? Why a tiny island is home to thousands of venomous snakes? What sound a rhino makes when it’s happy? Find these answers and 4,997 more in this captivating and colorful collection!

Featuring vibrant photography and a bold, eye-catching design, this treasure trove is perfect for both the casual browser and the truly fact-obsessed!

From Me:

In true National Geographic Kids style, this book shares fun facts about almost every animal alive. It is full of information, colorful photographs and so much more. There are pages divided by characteristic like hair or vision and there are pages about certain animals like a hummingbird or rhinos. I can guarantee you there is a fact in this book you didn't know. I learned that whales have hair and giraffes (one of my favorite animals) have the longest tails of any land mammal! The facts are presented in different ways and the pages are colorful and fun. What animal do you want to learn about? It is probably in here.

The book has pages about animals in a coral reef or animals with pockets. At the bottom of each page, it shares how many facts the reader has learned if starting from the beginning. However, it is not a book you need to read from start to finish. You can just open it to any page and learn something. It is such a fun book. I hope you will check it out!

Now with the start of school, picked a few of the facts and made some "Did you know..." fun animal facts for lunches. You can download a copy here. Happy back to school!!