Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Amazing Animal Friendships: Odd Couples in Nature by Pavla Hanackova and Linh Dao

Amazing Animal Friendships: Odd Couples in Nature 
by Pavla Hanackova
Illustrated by Linh Dao
Published 2017
Book House
36 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

My Thoughts
Talk about cooperation! This book is chocked full of examples of ways that plants and animals rely on each other. 
Did you know...
Baboons and antelopes live help keep each other safe from predators? 
Aphids suck nectar from plants and often cannot absorb it all. The excess is released from their bodies and gobbled up by ants. 

The information in this book is presented in bite-sized chunks with accompanying adorable illustrations of animals and plants. Some animals are quite silly and speak in speech bubbles. 
Readers will learn content vocabulary such as mutualism, symbiosis, bacteria and many more. The book's organizational structure includes 2-page spreads depicting two animals or animal/plant combinations. The back matter consists of a short glossary and an index. 

Image from: https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Animal-Friendships-Couples-Nature/dp/1912006480

This book would make a nice addition to any library. I think students ages 7-10 would enjoy it most. 

See what others have to say about this book: Kirkus
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