Summer Book Reviews: Part 3
Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Credence Peterson and Ronak Bhatt shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the third in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from TFK’s Summer Book Review roundup.
Title: A Day in the Life: Big Cats
Author: Tyus D. Williams
Illustrator: Chaaya Prabhat
Reviewed by: TFK Kid Reporter Creedence Peterson
What is the book about? It shares interesting facts about different kinds of big cats. These include lions, tigers, panthers, and pumas. It explains how lions fight to protect their groups. It explains how some big cats camouflage themselves. It talks about how they can protect themselves from predators.
How do the pictures add to the story? They’re big and colorful. They illustrate the facts about the different kinds of big cats. The pictures bring the animals to life.
Who would like this book? Both kids and adults would like this book. Older siblings and babysitters will, too. It’s one of those books where you keep thinking to yourself, “Oh, I didn’t know that!” The book will also make people want to do more to save big cats and their habitats.
How would you rate this book? Why? I would give the book a 9. It was informative. It was enjoyable! And it was never boring. It’s a book you can read as a whole. Or you can read it in parts. If you do not have much time for a bedtime story, you can read about a couple of the cats, and read more on another night.
Title: Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep
Author: Elaine M. Alexander
Illustrator: Fiona Fogg
Reviewed by: TFK Kid Reporter Ronak Bhatt
What is the book about? It’s about the life of an anglerfish. It follows the fish from hatching out of an egg to swimming into the deep ocean. The anglerfish faces many challenges. These include escaping from predators and catching prey.
How do the pictures add to the story? The pictures bring the characters to life. They show the emotions that the fish might feel. The cover shows the mouth of the anglerfish, full of scary teeth! Also, many of the images appear on dark pages. This shows how dark the ocean can be.
Who would like this book? Beginning readers would like this book best. That’s because the pictures help tell the story. And there aren’t many words per page. Kids interested in learning about the anglerfish would get a lot out of this book. The end of the book gives lots of facts and background about the fish.
How would you rate this book? Why? I would give this book an 8 out of 10. It has amazing illustrations and interesting facts. Kids will really love it!