Welcome to another edition of Creative Kid Thursday!
Today, I have everyone’s favorite guest reviewer – my sister Josie!
Josie is reviewing a book that really caught her eye.
What’s the Difference?: 40+ Pairs of the Seemingly Similar
by Emma Strack
Illustrated by Guillaume Plantevin
124 pages – ages 4+
Published by Chronicle Books on July 10, 2018
Publisher’s synopsis: What distinguishes a mandarin orange from a clementine, an iris from a pupil, a tornado from a cyclone, and a bee from a wasp? The difference is in the details! This content-rich illustrated extravaganza distills the distinctions between an impressive collection of pairs—from animals to food to geography and more—offering enlightening trivia, amusing tidbits, and unforgettable facts in a highly browsable format. Young readers can dip in quickly to feed their curiosity, or delve into the details and stay awhile. With a bold, graphic art style and an accessible, smart text, this miscellany collection will enrich probing minds (or is it “brains”?!).
What Josie Thought: I really liked this book. It is a non-fiction book and I learned from it. There are different sections like animals, cities, and food. I really liked the animal section. I didn’t know there was a difference between owls and horned owls and did you know the differences between crocodiles and alligators (other than one sees you in a while and the other sees you later ha ha ha) I like that there isn’t a ton of words on the pages and the author gets right to the point of what is different about the two things.
I really like the artwork and the colors the illustrator used in the images. It made you want to look closer at the pictures.
There was a handy index in the back and a table of contents in the front so you could easily look up things. I think a lot of kids will like this book and it would be a cool read aloud for parents and younger kids.
*note from Erik: Publisher rates this as 4+ – I would rate it more 6+ but as a read loud – it would be great for younger kids.
Josie gives this book five of five bookworms!