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review 2016-08-26 13:05
Ocean Animals from Head to Tail - Stacey Roderick,Kwanchai Moriya

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I saw this book on Netgalley and knew I just would need to read this one, and so I clicked to request it, and well, I guess you can guess what the outcome is. :D

This book was a delight, not only for the eyes, but also for my brain. Sure, I knew all of the things already, but it was still a lot of fun to re-learn them.
The book features 8 main animals, and then at the end has some other awesome animals, but those don't get the special, awesome treatment that the first 8 get.
The first 8 are introduced in the way of a special feature of theirs. For instance the seahorse and his tail, or the fins of a turtle. After the guessing (which I loved, as that will make the book even more fun for kids), you have a part talking about that special part and what it does.

Of course the book doesn't entirely work on a tablet, but I am sure that in paper-format this book works perfectly well, the animals will be shown more easily and not in the chopped up way the tablet shows them.

The art is gorgeous, I love the colours, but also the style of the drawings, it looks a bit like someone cut and pasted several colours together and formed an animal (now I know this might not sound so nice, but I mean it in the nicest ways).

All in all, this is certainly a book I would recommend.

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com//

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text 2016-07-29 19:42
Ocean animals from head to tail
Ocean Animals from Head to Tail - Stacey Roderick,Kwanchai Moriya

by Stacey Roderick

illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya

age range: up to 7 years old

Kids Can Press


Each of the eight ocean animals portrayed in this book are presented first just showing an interesting part of its body, and the reader is asked to say which animal is it. Only then the whole animal is introduced, and information about it, specially the purpose of its body part, is given. That's how you get to know the hammerhead shark, colossal squid, blue whale, eel, sailfish, sea turtle, sea anemone and seahorse, from head to tail. 

The text is very accessible, and the facts interesting. The reader learns how all those "weird" looking eyes, tails, tentacles, etc., are of great use for hiding, swimming, hunting, or scaring predators. The collage like illustrations are very appropriate for the age range.

Very interesting non fiction picture book which includes animals, science and art.

There is a previous book in the series, Dinosaurs from head to tail, that I plan to read soon, and I really hope to see more books in this series in the future.


I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2015-02-28 18:37
Guessing game
Dinosaurs from Head to Tail - Stacey Roderick,Kwanchai Moriya

We received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.

K loves dinosaurs so I knew he would love reading this one. You get to guess as to what dinosaur is being shown. You get a tail then a leg or shoulder and other body parts and if you haven't guess by those clues then you get to find out what dinosaur. K had a blast guessing and was so excited when he got them right.
When the dinosaur is revealed you get a little bit of information about the dinosaur and you get to learn how to pronounce the names.
The illustrations were okay there was a dinosaur or two that the faces looked a bit weird but if you can by pass that then you have a good book and pictures on your device.
This is a good book for the ages of maybe 5 on up.

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review 2015-02-16 08:50
Dinosaurs From Head To Tail
Dinosaurs from Head to Tail - Stacey Roderick,Kwanchai Moriya

Expected Publication: March 1st


I simply love dinosaurs. There, I said it. So every time I come across a dinosaur book, I just have to read it. And this one was lovely for young children. I believe this will really encourage them to become little palaeontologists and love dinosaurs as much as I do. With colourful drawings and some facts about each dinosaur. Would recommend.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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text 2014-11-20 21:43
TBR Thursday #15
Dinosaurs from Head to Tail - Stacey Roderick,Kwanchai Moriya
The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark (The Nadia Tesla Series Book 3) - Orest Stelmach

Moonlight Reader started the TBR Thursday, and I think it's a good way to a) show what new books I've got and b) confront myself with my inability to lower my TBR. In fact, since I started recording it, it has risen significantly. I get the feeling I'm doing something wrong here...


Just a short update today, as I've just donated blood and feel a little bit tired now (and it's also almost 11pm so that might have to do something with it as well. Reading is OK, but my studies are taking a lot of my time so I hope I will be able to keep up with the reading as well. With only two new additions, and one is a picture book I would be able to finish very fast, I think that's not too bad either.


TBR pile currently stands at 206. (-2)

(Netgalley ARCs at 64 (=))

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