Mini Reviews – Picture Books! | Australian Climate Change Book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature, The Curiosities + Book of Curious Birds

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! I’ve been really loving reviewing all kinds of picture books this year and I recently got some new review copies in the mail and I’m really excited to review them for you all because they’re all really good!

The Australian Climate Change Book: Be Informed and Make a Difference

September 29, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thank you so much to Hachette Australia for providing me with a review copy πŸ’•

Before I even get into reviewing the book itself I need to talk about the amazing cover and appreciate those amazing end papers! I love the blue colour pallette and those images are beautiful! Also, I always appreciate a pull out poster so I’ll 100% be passing that along to one of the teachers at work!

I love the artwork and how interactive this book is! It’s easy to read and very informative! It would be a great classroom book for younger grades but it would also be a fantastic story to have at home on your kid’s bookshelf – especially if you’re an Aussie! My favouite part, though, was definitely the actions section at the end, with smaller things everyone can so to help the environment, like turning off lights when you’re not in the room and recycling instead of putting everything in the rubbish bin! This is a fantastic resource and I’m so glad more books like this are being made for younger kids to read!

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature

September 29, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thank you so much to Hachette Australia for providing me with a review copy πŸ’•

I knew this was going to be a banger because I’ve seen the kids at work reading the previous books in this series and loving it! So, no suprise this was fantastic! Some of the pictures really freaked me out because weird things always do, but this really is perfect for the kids who love the freakier side of nature (unlike me πŸ˜‚). This is a great book to flick through for 5 minutes on the couch, or to actually read through and learn some crazy things about the animals we rarely hear anything about! I especially love how you get to see a full-page image of each animal and then learn more about it’s diet, habitat and conservation status! I love how informative this series is and I will absolutely be flipping through this in the future!

(I also highly recommend The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals if you’re looking for another book in this series. It’s a lot of fun and also very informative!)

The Curiosities

September 29, 2021

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Thank you so much to Hachette Australia for providing me with a review copy πŸ’•

“A beautiful celebration of disability, diversity and pride in who you are, from one of Australia’s most loved and awarded writers for children.”

Amazing artwork! I loved the backgrounds and how the Curiosities were illustrated! A really amazing look at Tourteetes and such an easy way to explain it to little kids who don’t know what it is what it looks like! This was 100% my favourite book from this batch and I will absolutely be passing it along to my school’s Special Ed unit!

Book of Curious Birds

27 October 2021

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Thank you so much to Hachette Australia for providing me with a review copy πŸ’•

Such a brilliant book! Full page illustrations and really easy to digest nformation without being really boring or basic for kids! A really good book that I think adults would find interesting too! Did you know Shoebill’s poo on their own legs to cool down when it gets too hot? Absolutely wild.

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