Tuesday, January 10, 2012

teach the truth: The World of Animals

we have a new book in our homeschool science curriculum: The World of Animals from Master Books.

this big, beautiful, hardcover book gives us an in-depth look at more than 1,000 animals! in our child-led science lessons, i like to ask Big Girl (2nd grade) and Bubba (preschool) to "choose an animal, any animal," find their selection in The World of Animals, and study all about it: the anatomy, characteristics, and habitats, provide children with an insight into the incredible range of life in God’s wonderful world. i love that this book includes updated information on endangered species and obscure trivia-type animal facts. Big Girl recently studied the Male Frigate Bird, which she found just fascinating: 

the pictures in this book are incredible! captivating even the young learners.

The World of Animals is easy to use because the animals are arranged by their scientific classification, and in the back there is a comprehensive glossary for quick reference. i think this book would be fun to read before or after a zoo field trip!

win a copy of The World of Animals by Martin Walters and Jinny Johnson at the next Moms of Master Books Twitter Party!
January 17 at 8 pm CST
hashtag #TeachtheTruth 
follow @MasterBooks4u and @MamaHall

save the date!
invite a friend!
win the book!

{not a Twitter party person? that's OK! :) the Moms of Master Books will also be giving this book away on their blogs on January 19!} Like Master Books on Facebook to find out more about upcoming events and giveaways. 

full disclosure: i was provided with a copy of the book from Master Books to review, to share with my readers here, and at the Twitter party. all opinions are honestly my own. as always, i am an upside down blogger prayerfully blogging with integrity.