WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Atlas of Animal Adventures by Rachel Williams and Emily Hawkins


From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures. Head off on a journey of discovery, with this book that collects together nature’s most unmissable events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviors, and Herculean habits. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every animal.


Wide-Eyed Editions has created a rather delightful atlas that works well for reading straight through or for just browsing.  Not only is the book crammed with fascinating information about various animals around the world, but the illustrator clearly meant the illustrations to be enjoyed.  When I read about hippos, for example, I do not expect to see a hippo floating on it's back or wearing a bib, or wearing a grass skirt.  Clearly the illustrator had way too much fun with this.  However, I am pretty sure that children will delight in looking for these little fun touches and learning a lot about world geography and animals along the way.  Each continent is covered with a few animals from each continent receiving special attention (their own two page spread).  If you have animal lovers at your house or library this book is bound to be a hit.


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