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The Ultimate Animal Alphabet Book by Jennifer Cossins

Title: The Ultimate Animal Alphabet Book

Author: Jennifer Cossins

Genre: Education

Publisher: Lothian/Hachette

Published: 27th October 2020

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 32

Price: $29.99

Synopsis: From the Adelie penguin to the zigzag heron, this A-Z book is jam-packed with over 400 animal species and all kinds of interesting animal facts. A companion book to Jennifer Cossins’ Ultimate Animal Counting Book, this one’s for budding zoologists aged 5+.

From the Adelie penguin to the zigzag heron, this A-Z book is jam-packed with over 400 animal species and all kinds of interesting animal facts.

Discover why the American flamingo is pink, how emerald tree boas hunt their food, what a baby echidna is called and whether the dusky leaf money really has four stomachs.

A companion book to Jennifer Cossins’ Ultimate Animal Counting Book, this one’s for budding zoologists aged 5+.

‘a most entertaining way for children to practice counting, while learning about fascinating critters that inhabit our world. Highly recommended!’ Queensland Reviewers Collective on The Ultimate Animal Counting Book

‘Cossins’ illustration style is at once so naturalistic yet so fun that you’ll want to reach into the page to pat the beagle and give the Chihuahua a treat.’ Readings Kids on The Ultimate Animal Counting Book

‘For those interested in words, and especially those with children who have an enquiring mind and a thirst for knowledge, any book by Tasmanian author and artist Jennifer Cossins is ideal.’ Kids’ Book Review

‘Newborns to 6-year-olds will love these books as well as children who are beginning to read or research alone.’ Educate. Empower.

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Jennifer Cossin’s new offering is a delightful and colourful alphabet – using two-page spreads of at least twenty animals per letter of the alphabet to guide children through zoology. It begins with Allard’s clownfish, and ends with zebra.

Filled with fun, colour and many animals and fanciful animal facts, this is a delightful book to learn the alphabet and different animals with and pick up interesting animals facts. Did you know a baby echidna is called a puggle? Or that the collective noun for zebras is a dazzle? Learn these, and many other facts in this book, and in other books in this series. Jennifer even has a book of collective nouns for animals available.

Kids’ books should be fun even if they’re educational, because they need to capture the attention of children of all ages, and there is no doubt that Jennifer’s book does this. The colourful cover and illustrations will capture the attention and eye of young children, and is set out in a unique and evocative way that isn’t too busy, but that allows the eye to travel across the page and absorb the information encapsulated in this lovely book.

This book will make a wonderful addition to classroom and home learning resources, and it is filled with fun and whimsy that will allow children to learn their alphabet using words and images, and will hopefully become useful for all children and levels of learning, to enjoy and engage in ways that they might not have been shown before.

A lovely book for all ages, from young babies to older children who want a book filled with fun facts.

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