A great resource on animal architects, insect cities, water homes and nest builders, this book introduces kids to the language of nature. With captivating photographs and illustrations, “Animal Homes” gives just enough text to teach a child the how and why behind the construction of animals’ homes. Pop-up scenes of a beaver lodge. honeybee nest, weaverbird nest and meerkat burrow are favorites as kids use the key to find the facts illustrated. Nature provides so many opportunities to discuss inference–why turtles dig their nests in the sand, or why are weaverbird nests at the end of branches? Compare the animal homes–who makes a new home yearly or who occupies abandoned homes and why? This book is packed with facts to start lots of conversation beyond the text and the pictures.

Recommended age: 5 and up
The opinions expressed are soley those of the author. This book was provided for review by Silver Dolphin.