Like many kids, my children enjoy animals, both visiting them at zoos and aquariums, and reading about them. So when I came across this book, 50 Wacky Things Animals Do: Weird & Amazing Animal Facts, I knew my kids would love it…and I was right.
This book, written by Tricia Martineau Wagner and illustrated by Carles Ballesteros, is a collection of odd facts about a variety of animals. I purchased this book because it is a finalist for the Children’s Book Awards for 2018, so I knew it had a book that kids would like for sure.
Each page spread has a wacky fact and a wacky illustration to go along with it, and so far, each fact we’ve read has sparked conversation. For example, when my kids thought that a sloth moving 9 feet in a minute wasn’t that slow, we did a hilarious demonstration in our living room to show just how slow that was.
The book is so good that even after I stopped reading facts for the night, my daughter took the book, snuggled with her brother, and read a couple more pages. For that cuddling reason alone, we definitely recommend this book for any animal loving child that you may have in your mix.