First Animals is a delightful first words encyclopedia for children. Stocked full of real pictures, facts and games it opens up the animal kingdom right in your living room!
If you’ve been around the Zoo much, you know we love two things: animals and learning! Well, there are others but animals are certainly at the top of the list. Of course, who would have guessed at a site with Zoo in the title! First Animals has brought us some delightful learning and we think you’ll love it too!
What We Love
Our favorite thing about the book, or at least the first one we’re listing is that there are real pictures of real animals. Children aren’t only learning by drawings, though there are some wonderful little drawings in the book. They can learn what the real animal looks like as they learn over 500 new words!
That brings me to the next point, words! We love learning new words! As I said before, there are over 500 in this awesome little book! There are also little games on the pages, like finding the baby’s parents or finding the birds in the trees. It helps increase observation and search and find skills in a fun new way! After all, how often will we actually get to search for an octopus in real life?
Going on, there are multiple animals that are surrounded with some awesome little tidbits about their species! For example, the blue whale has his (or her) very own 2 page spread surrounded by all kinds of little facts. You’ll even learn where the whales sleep! If you have (or plan to get) the book Bedtime, which we recently reviewed, you can tie the books in together and start teaching little ones to cross reference! Never too early to learn, right? You could also cross reference this with the book Let’s Hatch Chickens! Oh I truly love that!
I’ll move on though, for your sake. The book takes us through various living environments as we learn. We learn about animals in the Savanna, on the farm, in the ocean, trees and even in the jungle! I’m a bit of a sea turtle nut, so I was especially excited at the little sea turtle drawing in the Sea Life pages!
Okay, my last but definitely not least favorite thing: the facts! Oh my elephants (get it, instead of batman)! There are SO many facts even I have learned some neat little tidbits about animals in this fun book! I even learned a new fact about domestic animals, which I did not see coming! Oh, the fun in these pages!
Clever Publishing has yet to disappoint me! If you haven’t seen the growing list of our love of Clever Publishing Books, you should check it out on our films & books page! They’ve got learning books stocked full of fun and games for all ages and the list keeps on growing. It’s become my go-to site for baby and toddler gifts for sure!