Read Little Kids First Big Book of Animals by Catherine D. Hughes National Geographic Kids Online


The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals is an adorable animal reference sure to be welcomed by parents and librarians alike. Filled with fluffy and scaly creatures big and small, this appealing book introduces the youngest explorers to the world of wildlife, using a child-friendly format inspired by the blockbuster National Geographic Little Kids magaThe National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals is an adorable animal reference sure to be welcomed by parents and librarians alike. Filled with fluffy and scaly creatures big and small, this appealing book introduces the youngest explorers to the world of wildlife, using a child-friendly format inspired by the blockbuster National Geographic Little Kids magazine. This exciting new reference for the very young mirrors the magazine’s square shape, readable fonts, and fun content, to keep little ones thrilled with every colorful page.Little Kids First Big Book of Animals devotes four pages each to 32 high-interest creatures, including dolphins, tigers, butterflies, frogs, penguins, wolves, and pandas. More than 150 of National Geographic’s most charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, which feature just the kind of facts that little kids want to know—the creature’s size, diet, home, and more.Child-friendly text explains how animal parents take care of their young, how baby animals change as they grow, and how they learn to hunt and eat. The brief text, large type, and appealing profiles are perfect for young readers to enjoy on their own, or for parents and other caregivers to read aloud. These animal tales will quickly become favorites at storytime, bedtime, and any other time....

Title : Little Kids First Big Book of Animals
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ISBN : 9781426307041
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Little Kids First Big Book of Animals Reviews

  • Kristi
    2018-11-24 13:35

    a little advanced for a two year old but she loved looking at and naming the animals. a book she can grow with.

  • The Library Lady
    2018-11-18 13:13

    "Little kids" is a misnomer for those of us who think that 2-3 year olds are "little kids" and kids big enough to read this will not like to be called little kids. None the less, this is a great title--sturdy binding, big color photos and lots of interesting information about animals kids love written in large text in a simple style. Great for browsing.

  • Jess
    2018-11-19 11:31

    July 2017 - totally fascinating for both of us. It's divided up by habitat type (forest, ocean, desert, etc.) with two spreads per animal. There's a quick fact box for each, then a narrative that takes each animal from birth into maturity. The focus on baby animals/family groups is perfect for a preschool/early elementary audience, and there's always a suggested question or two for the child reading that relates something about the animal to their own life. We read it in chunks over a few nights, and Ben was always eager to get back to it. This would be a nice one to own and dip into over and over, and I've already put some others in the series on hold.

  • Milan Žila
    2018-11-23 14:15

    A great book to start your child's library. I completely ignored the recommended age which is 4-8 years and started reading this with my daughter since she was 18 months.The pictures are the best part of this book which means you can enjoy this book just by pointing at the pictures and naming all the animals and their activities. She learned so much and I learned some trivia along the way.After she learned all the pictures, I started to read some of the facts while rereading this book.And later, she can read the book herself and enjoy it yet again.I definitely got my money's worth with this book and I believe you will too.

  • Jessica Simmons
    2018-11-18 12:40

    This was such a good and informative book! It showed a lot of animals and told a lot of information that I didn't even know before. This would be a good book to incorporate in your classroom to learn about the animals.

  • Anser
    2018-11-14 09:30

    Interesting book

  • Julie
    2018-11-28 14:25

    Beautiful photos, easy to understand, and no evolution.

  • Andie Siegel
    2018-12-04 13:15

    Title: National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of AnimalsAuthor: Catherine D. HughesIllustrator: Genre: Photographic EssayTheme(s): Animals, Photography, Wildlife, SceneryOpening line/sentence: “Grasses are the main plants that grow in grasslands: There are not many trees here.”Brief Book Summary: This book takes a glance at many different animal species found in the wild. Divided by their biomes, the book lists and gives facts about the animals and the places where they are found in the wild. The different animals found in this book are divided into grassland, ocean, desert, forest, and polar regions. Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Children's Literature - Denise Lockett:This splashy, colorful book presents animals according to their biomes. Divided by "where they live," the text is organized by grassland, ocean, desert, forest, and polar regions. It offers extensive, age-appropriate activities and questions throughout that are meant to assist parents (or teachers) in exploring the points of the text. The book is durable and of a size friendly to young hands, with large, colorful photos of animals that are instantly appealing: tigers, giraffes, octopi, and penguins are some examples. Unsurprisingly, the book is mammal-focused and it often presents the animals in an anthropomorphic light, using terms such as "Mommy," "jobs," and "babysitters." However, this is forgivable given the very young audience for the book. The text follows a consistent pattern of offering basic facts—"kind," "home," "size," "food," "sounds," and "babies"—regarding each animal. Colorful text boxes and insets around the photos add interesting tid-bits. Not clearly noted but arising anyway, is the issue of predators. That is because the text discusses stripes and camouflage, and the playfulness of both tiger and lion cubs, but delicately refrains from mentioning the reasons for the playful pouncing and the stripes. Other omissions are frustrating as well: the Animal Map meant to illustrate where the featured animals live is simply a picture of the globe on which the continents are color-coded. For example, Africa has both the cheetah ("grassland") and the desert jerboa ("desert") featured in the book, but the map does not distinguish between the two animals' territories, nor does it label where the biomes are on any of the continents. The glossary and index are thorough and yet age-appropriate. The "Parent Tips" section is replete with proposed activities, some of which are useful and some of which are very attenuated from the biological and ecological lessons of the primary text. Reviewer: Denise LockettProfessional Recommendation/Review #2: CBC Reviewer (National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)): Young children can begin exploring life science with this delightful book, which features common animals from around the world. Stunning photography, quick facts, and attentiong-grabbing trivia will keep youngsters entertained while they learn. (Big kids will like it too!) The book's accuracy and attractive format make it an ideal gift or focus of a center in a classroom. It was named an NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2011. There are "Parent Tips to Extend Learning," which will also be appreciated by teachers; an animal map to encourage integration in the elementary classroom; a glossary; and an index. Grades K-5. 2010, National Geographic Society, 128p, $14.95. Ages 5 to 11. (PUBLISHER: National Geographic (Washington D.C.:), PUBLISHED: 2010.)Response to Two Professional Reviews: I see a mixture of reviews from these two professional reviews. They both say that this book is very good when it comes to age appropriateness because of it’s vivid colors and size of words. The first review, however, mentions the fact that a lot of information is omitted from the text that should be included, including why animals have camouflage (so they can hide from predators). Overall, however, for the age range given for this book, 4-8 years, it would be a very appropriate book to have in the classroom or at home.Evaluation of Literary Elements: The large words on each page would make it very easy for a child to read once they have all the skills needed. It is also a very visually appealing book, with many colors, both for the text and for text boxes that pop out of the page. The real photos used can also give children a good representation of what these animals actually look like, not just cute and cuddly cartoon animals, although many animals are cute and cuddly in real life!Consideration of Instructional Application: This would be a great book to keep in an early elementary classroom to give children many examples of animals found in the wildlife. If we were to do a project where children were to select one animal from the book to do further research on, they would be able to have a few facts to get them started with. This book would be a great reference to keep in any elementary aged classroom for instruction on any type of animal found in the book.

  • Emma
    2018-11-23 08:30

    I love the series of the National Geographic for kids. The pictures are great and the information provided was perfect level for younger readers.

  • Mati
    2018-12-07 12:40

    good resource for little kids.

  • Lauren Rataj
    2018-11-23 07:41

    Title of Item in APA Citation: National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals. (2010). Washington, D.C. : National Geographic. Citation By: Lauren RatajReference Type: Encyclopedia Call Number: Ref 591Brief Description: This resource contains information on over 200 animals for student research.Content/Scope: This encyclopedia is targeted for students’ in ages 4-8 years old. It provides information on animals and their habitats as well as helps children become familiar with nonfiction resources using text-features. Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This resource is published by National Geographic. This company is known in the animal science and educational world. They create high-quality information and resources for all ages of learners. Arrangement/Presentation: This resource is great for young readers! It is filled with color on each and every page and includes fun fonts to engage students. It includes many text features such as titles, subtitles, fonts, images, captions, an index and many more!Relation to other works: There are many types of encyclopedias for students, but most are in sets that include a volume about each letter of the alphabet. I think that this is a great resource because it specifically supports common core standards with animal science. Grade levels 2-4 have some kind of research project that deals with learning about a specific animal, their adaptations and the way they interact with others within their environment. This resources can support all of these students. Accessibility/Diversity: This resource meets the needs of many learners and can be used by students of all abilities. It supports visual learners through the colorful text, illustrations and fact boxes. The reading level is lower so that younger students can use it as well as lower achieving students in the upper grades.Cost: $8.49 (hardcover!)Professional Review: Iyengar, Erika. (2011, May). Little Kid’s First Big Book of Animals. Children Core Collection, 47(5), 123-124.

  • Laura (Book Scrounger)
    2018-11-28 07:28

    This is a basic but thorough introduction to many popular animals, for young children. It's long, so it probably won't hold the attention of very young children for the whole book, but they can still enjoy looking at the many photographs. It's organized into sections based on the environment in which the animals live: grasslands, forests, deserts, oceans, and polar; rather than by type of animal. At the end, there is a map that is color-coded to help show where in the world the animals live.Each animal gets one or two double pages with some basic descriptions of what they are like and how they live. Kids learn about tigers, blue-striped grunts, sea otters, wolves, black-handed spidermonkeys, blue morpho butterflies, snowy owls, zebras, raccoons, desert jerboas, giraffes, and many many more. I notice there seems to be a focus on baby and young animals, which is fitting for a book for little kids. It can be used as an educational resource for older children too, if they need a quick primer about a certain animal.

  • Becky B
    2018-11-22 10:40

    This picture book of animals is arranged by general habitat. For each animal highlighted, fun facts are provided about the social structures, appearance, and activities of the animals. General characteristics are listed for each one and put in terms that kids can understand, especially for size (instead of inches, it will say about as tall as this book or as long as two 4 year old kids laying down in a row). The back of the book includes further activity ideas for parents and a map showing the continents where the highlighted animals live. Each animal spread also has an interactive question for young readers.This is a fantastic book for animal-loving kids. Adult readers can pick how much on each page to read to kids, depending on attention span. This is a book kids can grow into over years. The photographs are fantastic, and the variety of animals is spectacular. I really like how the writers adapted the facts to put them in terms toddlers and early elementary kids can understand. And the interactive questions and activity ideas will provide hours of further entertainment.

  • Laura Watson
    2018-11-22 09:31

    This is a great book that has information about all sorts of animals and sea creatures. The book is divided into grassland, desert, water etc. They have a lot of really great pictures in this book as well. There is a lot of fun and simple information for kids. This is a book that provides information about all kinds of animals. This book could be used in a variety of ways. one-it is a teacher. Students can learn all sorts of things about animals. they can be inspired to learn because the pictures are really fun. We could also use this book to begin to research basic facts. The students could write very simple reports about animals. They could give presentations about the animals in a specific region.

  • M.M. Hudson
    2018-11-16 08:28

    This book reviews all about different animals and the way they live. The photos are vibrant and sweet. Great information throughout the book.As the book I received was a "put me in the story" book, I personalized it to include my grandson in the book. This one talks mainly about how the babies of each animal is born and their relationship with their parents. I love it!These books are just awesome and well worth getting them for your child or grandchild. I give this book 5 stars.Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author. The review expressed here is 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~M.M. aka Naila Moon

  • Dianna
    2018-11-24 08:24

    This book is divided into several sections: grassland, ocean, desert, forest, and polar. Several animals are highlighted in each section. Although it took us awhile to get through this fairly long book, my son was very interested. The design was a little loud for my taste but I think it would appeal to kids. The text in this book is large, making it good for beginning readers. Each time we got to one of the five words my son knows, I pointed to it and he could tell me what it was. He's been talking about his favorite animals from the book over the last few days.

  • Abby White
    2018-11-25 08:25

    What an awesome book! I love animals and this is an amazing way to share that love with kids. This book has short blurbs about each animal with lots of vivid pictures. Kids enjoy to look at the diagrams showing how big the animal is compared to a human, and to see where in the world it lives. The beauty of this book is that you can read it straight through, or you can skip around to learn about animals in a wide verity of habitats. Very interesting book and a great addition to any library for children.

  • Cathy
    2018-11-22 08:15

    The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals is an adorable animal reference book. Filled with fluffy and scaly creatures big and small, this appealing book introduces the youngest explorers to the world of wildlife, using a child-friendly format inspired by the blockbuster National Geographic Little Kids magazine. Very enjoyable with easy enough to read but facts enough to study and discuss. Great pictures

  • Heather
    2018-12-01 15:31

    This is a fun book to read with my three-year-old daughter. As would be expected, the pictures are great. The animal facts included are interesting and geared toward young children (e.g., a cheetah covers the length of six four year olds lined up from head to toe in one bound). I just wish fewer pages had been devoted to some of the animals so more animals could have been covered.

  • Children's Literature Project
    2018-12-08 08:24

    DRA Level 24. This book explores different animals located in the grasslands,oceans, deserts, forests, and arctics of the world. The pictures are amazing! Hughes gives basic and little known information about the animals. This book is great for grades K-3 and for a unit of different types of animals.

  • Summer Galindo
    2018-11-22 12:22

    This book has many pictures and facts on the numerous animals within the book. This is a great way to expose children to the different creatures and places within the world that they may not have heard or seen, yet.

  • Brionna Barcolleh
    2018-11-23 09:41

    National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals is an easy non fiction read for young readers. It helps students learn about various animals, and it is a great way to integrate science through literature.

  • Holly
    2018-12-07 13:13

    my 5 year old LOVES this. Perfect animal book w/lots of pics and information about baby animals. Perfectly on a small child's level and catered to their animal curiosities.

  • Yingyi
    2018-11-18 10:15


  • Peacegal
    2018-11-17 09:24

    Nicely-presented, colorful "wildlife ed" book in the tradition of Ranger Rick. Animals are depicted and discussed in the context of their natural habitats.

  • Susan
    2018-11-16 11:20

    This is a great book. My little fellow is a reluctant reader and he was excited to explore this book.

  • Alyssa
    2018-11-23 12:26

    Really great book! Beautiful photos, bite-sized facts don't overfill the pages, making it perfect for the very young!

  • Bridget R. Wilson
    2018-11-22 09:13

    Great photos and engaging text. I really like the parent tips at the end of the book.

  • Kim
    2018-12-07 15:34

    Plenty of kid appeal with large type and color photos of cute animals.

  • Robin
    2018-11-21 07:29

    My four year old grand son loves this book.