Disclosure: I was sent copies of each of these books for review purposes. No other compensation was received.
This month’s DK Book Round Up features all sorts of wild animals. Sharks and birds and an illustrated atlas span just about every critter you can think of. Keep reading and you could win a copy of Sharkpedia for the favourite SharkTracker in your life.
First – mostly for the adults. The American Museum of Natural History’s Birds of North America. I have reviewed a couple of bird handbooks before. This is not a regionalized book that you might take with you on an afternoon walk. This tome (it’s 2” thick) is best reserved for your at home reading. This would be great for definitively identifying those birds you snapped photos of while out and about. In our house, it is taking up residence in the sunroom, close to our very busy bird feeder. Birds of North America would also make a fantastic starting point for research projects or a school speech.
The Smithsonian is the world’s largest research complex. In conjunction with DK Books, they have managed to select just over 600 animals to feature in their Children’s Illustrated Animal Atlas. With less than 100 pages, the Animal Atlas is designed to offer little snippets of a variety of animals from across the globe.This book would be a wonderful addition to a primary classroom or a young adventurer’s home library.
And now, for the piece de resistance – Sharkpedia. Everything you never knew you wanted to know about sharks. Separating fact from fiction, Sharkpedia takes on the task of giving us a well-rounded picture of these often terrifying creatures.
The bits of folklore sprinkled throughout are the tidbits I found the most fascinating. Did you know that a sailing captain was once convicted because the log book he’d tossed overboard was found in the stomach of a shark? Or why it is that divers wear a shark’th tooth around their neck?
If reading about sharks has caused you towant to join in the effort to save them, Sharkpedia offers a helpful assortment of resources to get you started.
One of my very lucky Canadian readers has the chance to win a copy of Sharkpedia. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. Contest closes October 30, 2017 11:59 pm ET Approximate retail value is $17. Good luck everybody!