A Tenrec Named Trey (and other odd lettered animals that like to play) by Kenny Coogan

2 Aug

tenrectreyA Tenrec Named Trey (And other odd lettered animals that like to play)

By Kenny Coogan

Illustrated by Chris Padovano

60 pages – Ages 4+

60 pages

Published by Kenny Jimmy Cooney Productions 2013

This book is a collection of short rhyming stories. They are about animals that aren’t really heard of that often – How many of you can say right off the bat that they know what a tenrec is? Instead of using animals starting with A, B, or C, the stories are of animals from the end  of the alphabet (starting with the letter T). Learn about tenrecs, water dragons, yellow-bellied poison dart frogs, Zebus and more!

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Tenrecs (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Aren’t they cute?!?

I like the whole idea of this book and how it uses the end of the alphabet (letters not really used that much) with exotic animals (animals not really heard of that much). The illustrations are cute and cheery and fun to look at. I like how the illustrator tried to make the pictures look realistic by making the habitats and animals look like the real ones. I thought the rhyme flowed pretty well in each short story and it was fun to read. I read that Mr. Coogan is a zookeeper so I think he should be an expert on these animals and what they do. This book is a nice way to introduce kids to some animals they never heard of!

I give this book 4 out of 5 book worms.fourbooks

16 Responses to “A Tenrec Named Trey (and other odd lettered animals that like to play) by Kenny Coogan”

  1. KidLitReviews August 2, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    This looks like a great book. I love animals and the zoo. I know I would like this. Good review Erik! 🙂

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  2. Patricia Tilton August 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Never heard of a Tenrec. I like the thought of introducing kids to animals they’re not familiar with.

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  3. twigstories August 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks, Mr. Coogan for sharing your expertise and enthusiasm for these fascinating creatures in such an informative and entertaining way. Your books look perfect for the age group and their classrooms. Thanks, Erik, for giving us another great book for kids about cool animals in the world. Great!

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  4. Susanna Leonard Hill August 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    I admit it. I did not know what a tenrec was. But they are so cute 🙂

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  5. Darlene August 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    This is a great book to introduce kids, and adults, to new animals. I love learning new things from kids’ books.

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  6. Catherine Johnson August 3, 2013 at 4:05 am #

    A zoo book by a zookeeper how wonderful, Erik. Can’t wait to read it.

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  7. readingwithrhythm August 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I always like learning about new animals! i never heard of a tenrec! The book sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog August 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    This animal was new to me and I that makes me want to read this book (along with your excellent review, of course). 🙂

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