I’ve not shared any non fiction gems for a while – we have been busy with projects and the such and much of our book reviews have been tied up with those. However a couple of weeks back an absolute beauty arrived and it’s one that I’ve fallen in love with as much as the children!
The book is called ‘A Book About Whales‘ and is written by Andrea Antinori and is such a wealth of information about these fascinating creatures. There is information about what they eat, and how they eat. There is some really good information on their migration patterns which I find fascinating.
The book is illustrated in a soft black, grey and white and is done so well against the bright white pages. There are plenty of facts about a whole range of whales and it’s inspired the children to do a bigger project on whales (which I’m saving for the autumn time).
There is much to love about this book – be it the wonderful colour pallette and delicate but intricate drawings or the level of information it contains. It is all presented in such a lovely and fun accessible way that the children and I have had lots of fun reading through and learning about these fascinating creatures. For instance, I didn’t know that whales had more than one stomach!
At the end of the book there is a double page spread dedicated to eah whale with key infromation, such as the family they belong to, their length and weight.
This really is a beautiful book and would form the perfect basis for a whale themed study.