Friday, September 18, 2015

They Just Know: Animal Instincts - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

How do some young animals know what to do and how to do it? Does someone teach a caterpillar what to eat? Who gives a baby shark swimming lessons? Sometimes young animals learn things from their parents, but other times… they just know! Explore animal instincts through engaging text and fanciful illustrations.

My Review:

Isn't it amazing how some critters and creatures do things by instinct?  For instance, a horn shark knows to stay in the shallow end until it can swim.  It wasn't taught that behavior; Rather, it already instinctively knows.  They Just Know: Animal Instincts tells of some animal and insect behavior that is done based on instinct.  The illustrations are done in an adorable tongue in cheek fashion. 

The "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book has a couple of lessons on Instinct versus Learned Behaviors.  It also has a matching exercise for children to match up young animals with their parents.  Also included is a study on metamorphosis.

They Just Know: Animal Instincts is a Fall 2015 book release by Arbordale Publishing.

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24 comments:

VickeC said...

my grandsons love bugs and reptiles,so anything that a bug does would be good with them

Janet W. said...

I find the praying mantis very fascinating!

aperry said...

I am fascinated by hummingbirds.

jakiesmom said...

I think it's amazing how many animals go back to where they were born to have their young

j1man1r66 said...

We enjoy owls, they way they can turn their heads seems so odd!
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Heather B said...

Call me weird but ants! Being able to carry so much more than their weight... just awesome!

Sue Hull said...

I love watching birds of all kinds.I like to watch bees. Thank you for the chance :)

Amy S D said...

I enjoying watching butterflies and humming birds.

Feisty Fox said...

I like walking sticks.

Denise said...

There's several roadrunners in our neighborhood. They're something to see. Their "hair" and tails have this really graceful-looking, synchronized way of moving.

katy said...

I find penguins very interesting. I just find it fascinating that they can find their chick among all the others.

Xty C said...

I find grasshopper interesting

Meghan said...

My son loves, loves, loves crickets. They make me shudder, as all insects do, but to him, they are the best thing since sliced bread.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

My daughter loves and is fascinated with giraffes.

bison61 said...

I am interested in Fireflies

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I find butterflies very interesting.

Jillian Too said...

I've always been interested in fireflies because they look so unassuming in daylight but so spectacular lighting up in the dark.

Robin Abrams said...

I think the Praying Mantis is very interesting .

Charlene E said...

I am fascinated by my cats each one has such a different personality

Trish said...

Ive always been fascinated with fireflies and my son is as well.

Isaiahsmom said...

The Butterfly is really interesting and cool how they turn from a catapillar into a butterfly.

Stacy Renee said...

I'm a bit too into butterflies. I grow host plants for them! Recently, I came across an orchid mantis online and it is so beautiful! I highly recommend googling them if you've never seen one!

Renee said...

We have praying mantis families in our shrubs every spring and summer. They are so cool and creepy at the same time.

Tanya Riley said...

I'm intrigued by marine life, dolphins and whales in particular. The way that they communicate is very interesting