Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Sounds of the Wild by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Sounds of the Wild is a beautiful hardcover non-fiction book with realistic sound effects. Fascinating descriptions and challenging vocabulary make this guide to animals under threat in a wide range of ecosystems around the world a useful addition to every home or classroom bookshelf. Children will thoroughly enjoy investigating this book either on their own or as a read aloud.

Sounds of the Wild is full of scientific information about the home, diet, behaviour, adaptations, predators, prey and appearance of a wide variety of interesting animals. It links them to the other animals in their ecosystems and provides information about saving these animals through protection of their habitats and reducing pollution.

I really appreciate how the ecosystems chosen are not the usual selections. They are much more specific with equally unique animals – South Georgia Island, Ascension Island, Svalbard and Sumatra are just a few examples. My absolute favourite entry is for the Marine Iguana from the Galapagos Islands who sneezes out the salt from the water with little snorts.

With links to habitats, animal facts and geography, Sounds of the Wild has so many potential uses, not least some wonderful non-fiction reading for pleasure.

Take a look at Sounds of the Skies too, another brilliant sound-effect book!

Thank you to Little Tiger Press for this fascinating book!

Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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