Odd Bods: The World’s Unusual Animals

Millbrook. Mar. 2021. 32p. Tr $27.99. ISBN 9781541585027.
Gr 1-3–This title clearly explains how different animal adaptations (such as having a sharp spike, a broad snout, or an extra-long middle finger) help animals survive. Large, colorful photos of each animal and an explanation of how the adaptation is useful are included. The back matter contains additional information, a map showing where each animal lives, and references to consult for further research. However, the back matter, titled “More Odd Facts,” contains facts about the spotlighted animals, but there is a lack of accompanying photos that would make it easy for a child to connect this material with the information described in the main text.
VERDICT This book provides plenty of information about animal adaptations and how these adaptations help the animals survive.

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