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Book Review/Giveaway: Animal Teachers. Ends Dec 14th

Animal Teachers

Animal Teachers by Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Katy Hudson.

What’s a great way for kids to learn about learning? Tell them how animal parents teach their young! What’s a great way for kids to learn about learning? Tell them how an otter takes swimming lessons, or how a chick learns to peck! Short entries portray how twelve different animals are taught various “lessons.” Loads of information about nature is offered in brief, kid-friendly explanations paired with striking illustrations.

My Review: Question, who taught you how to do things? Let me answer that question. Your parents, grandparents, your teachers and others taught you things. So who teaches the animals? Funny if the answer was, they read books, or got their information about life from checking the internet. The author is about to give us a peek into some animal lessons.

As you read each page, you will learn how a chick takes food from Mama Hen’s mouth and how she drops seeds around their feet. Learn how Kangaroos defend themselves as Mama Kangaroo teaches her young ones boxing by pushing their front paws and kicks with their big hind feet. Read about the Beaver as they learn how to build, the drinking lesson by the elephants, the shouting lesson by the Prairie Dogs, and the fishing lesson by the bears and many more. The animals need these skills to handle the environment they live in.

This is a great educational book that introduces children to the animal’s way of life. This book is a great resource for the classroom teaching as it gives more animal facts at the end of the book.

The book is beautifully illustrated with watercolor like images by Katy Hudson who did a great job by portraying how the teachers shows the learners how to use the skills they learned.  I love Janet Halfmann’s books and will always recommend them for not only classroom reading but as part of children’s home library. If you’re going to have one good book on the shelf, it should be a Janet Halfmann’s book.

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 36 pages

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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Giveaway Ends Dec 14th, 2014

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winner is #7 – conniepsaunders


November 26, 2014 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. This sounds like an interesting book that my 2nd grade son would like to read. I think he would benefit from reading how animal parents teach their kids about living in the wild. He can also use some of the info from this book when he has to write a report about animals in school.

    Comment by Brenda | November 26, 2014 | Reply

  2. My grandchildren are such animal lovers. This would be an interesting book for them to be entertained as well as to learn. Thanks for this chance. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | November 28, 2014 | Reply

  3. I can see my kids really finding this interesting as they learn how animal moms teach their little ones! Very neat idea for a book and educational! 🙂
    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Comment by Kristie | December 2, 2014 | Reply

  4. What a wonderful book about nature. My kids would love to learn all these interesting facts about how animals parents teach their little ones.

    Comment by Maryann | December 2, 2014 | Reply

  5. I can’t wait to read this book! Janet does an amazing job with her picture books and I am sure this is no exception!

    Comment by Sabrina Spets | December 10, 2014 | Reply

  6. Beautiful artwork! I also like that it shows children how other species help their young.

    Comment by Literary Winner (@LiteraryWinner) | December 10, 2014 | Reply

  7. Our daughter grew up on our farm and was exposed to farm animal mothers and their young. My young granddaughter won’t have that chance so this review has convinced me that this is a book we need to have. Thank you for this giveaway.

    Comment by conniepsaunders | December 10, 2014 | Reply

  8. My children are all older than this age range but they certainly would have loved this book when they were younger!

    Comment by tsosmmna | December 10, 2014 | Reply

  9. My favourite animals on the cover too, what a lovely book for kids to read and look at the pictures.

    Comment by sharon martin | December 10, 2014 | Reply

  10. I really like the theme of this book. I think kids would get a big kick out of learning these things.

    Comment by Liz Mays | December 10, 2014 | Reply

  11. My kids would love this!! I love that books like this keep them wanting to read.

    Comment by Maria | December 11, 2014 | Reply

  12. This sounds like an awesome book for kids indeed. I love the lessons it teaches about grown up wild life and the young. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Rebecca Swenor | December 11, 2014 | Reply

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