Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wacky, Wild and Weird (Book Review)

Let's face it, kids of all ages love animals.  There is something so intriguing about creatures of the wild.  They are majestic, alluring and in some instances just plain wacky and weird.  In Jack Hanna's "The Wackiest Wildest Weirdest Animals in the World", published by Thomas Nelson, you'll have the opportunity to learn about some animals that you never even knew existed! 

The pages are colorful, with lots of interesting tidbits broken up into fun chunks.  Each endearing creature (and even the not so endearing ones) are presented in a fun and educational way.  You'll learn what the animals eat, where they live and how big they get...and of course you'll learn what makes them wacky, wild and just plain weird.  For example, did you know that the binturong smells like popcorn?  (Did you know there IS such a thing as a binturong?) Or that a snow leopard can jump forward 50 feet?

Another quality that I especially like was that Jack Hanna takes the opportunity several times throughout the book to point out that God made these animals; and what an interesting thought pattern He must have had on some of them!  Hannah also shares personal stories of some of the wild and scary encounters he's had with several of these intriguing creatures.

An added bonus in the front of the book is a DVD chocked full of Blunders, Bloopers and Behind the Scenes coverage of Jack Hannah's TV careeer....in typical Jack Hannah style.

You can purchase a copy from the Thomas Nelson site, or at  Amazon.

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