Saturday, August 31, 2013

Review: Animal Planet Atlas of Animals by Jinny Johnson

Take in a spectacular view of our planet's animal life thorough this book's colorful maps, fascinating facts, and stunning imagery. Travel the globe continent by continent, then explore each habitat to discover what wildlife lives in that region.
How do the creatures of the Arctic tundra, the Sahara, or the Himalayas survive in extreme environments? How do they find food and shelter and rear their young? Discover the answers to these habitat-related questions and more.
You'll also learn interesting details about a wide variety of animals, from the endangered mountain gorillas in Africa's Congo to deep-sea dwellers at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
An amazing world of animals is ready for you to explore!

I don't think I've seen an atlas of animals as jam-packed with information as this one.

Animal Planet Atlas of Animals features animals, both common and uncommon, that are found all over the world. The animals are divided by continent and region.

If you're familiar with the layout of other kids' atlases, then you'll have an idea of what the inside pages of this book look like. Some people might find the layout cluttered, because almost every space has something there, whether it's a picture or trivia. Most kids, especially those who have short attention spans, won't be bothered by this, though.

At first, I was really happy with the amount of animals that are featured and the trivia that was included. This makes the book really worth the price. However, since I tend to like finishing books in one sitting, this book became a little bit overwhelming and info-overload-ish after awhile. I don't think this is the type of book you read in one go, unless you're not likely to get info overload.

Thanks to NetGalley and Millbrook Press for the e-ARC. Publication date of Animal Planet Atlas of Animals is on October 1, 2013.


  1. There are plenty of information and pictures.
  2. The book mentions a lot of animals.
  3. It's worth the price.


  1. The amount of information can be overwhelming.

Hawks and falcons are adaptable birds, and many are taking to city life.

  1. Your child likes animals.
  2. Your child likes reference and trivia books.
  3. You are looking for a nice reference book about the different animals in a certain region or continent.




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