My Animal Book: Facts and fun, Questions and answers, Things to Make and Do



Parents who seek to engage the minds and fingers of their curious four to eight year olds should consider adding Okido’s latest picture book to their child’s collection.

My Animal Book: Facts and Fun Questions and Answers, Things to Make and Do is a combination fact book, puzzle book, and game and activity book. Children learn what animals are, what they do all day, how to identify their families, and how to explore their animal worlds.

When children need a break from the facts, they can turn the pages and learn how to make paper animals or how to construct flip books. They can explore the ocean or the Amazon rainforest, or they can get a close up view of how animals like the spider and snake lay traps. They can even try their hand at making animal pancakes.

The book is filled to the brim with colorful, kid-friendly illustrations of an endless parade of all things animal. If there is any negative (and that’s a big “IF”), it is that this book is busy almost to the point of distraction.

On the other hand, children this age typically pose dozens of “What?” and “Why?” questions every day, and this big book is perfect for answering many of those questions.

Best wishes and happy reading,
Rita Lorraine

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I am a former special education teacher, and am currently a full-time children's writer, book blogger and freelance editor. I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel; I am Lee and Low Publishers 2012 New Voices Award Winner. I am the author of Getting a Job in the Food Industry, Getting the Most Out of MOOCs, and The Right Health Care Degree for Me, all published by Rosen Publishing, and Playwriting, published by Cavendish Square in January, 2017. My first picture book, Hammering for Freedom: The William Lewis Story (Lee and Low) will debut in 2018. My second picture book, The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read (Random House) will debut in 2019. I penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I review books for The New York Journal of Books. Thanks for visiting!


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