Monday, January 6, 2020
Lesser Spotted Animals, written by Martin Brown, reviewed by Anneliese White
Straight Talk for Librarians: Animal books are often a hit with students, and this book would especially be in high demand from your collection. Not only does it give a great biography on 21 unique animals around the world, it does so in a comical and interesting way. As an adult, I myself chuckled at Brown’s humorous illustrations and witty descriptions. His illustrations also showcase where the animals live on a world map which is super informative, and his biographies also give students an idea of whether or not each animal is endangered, and why their species may be threatened. Accompanied by a glossary, it holds the perfect balance of information, whimsy, and spectacular writing to captivate readers and be utilized for scientific lessons.