A classic that will last your child a life time.`Wild Animals of the South' by Dieter Braun
Kids love illustrated info-graphical books about dinosaurs, cars and animals. This is coming from someone that had at least 100 books about Dinosaurs. I remember getting drawn by the countless species of Dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, trying to learn which genus and kingdom each animal is from. These books gave me a more profound interest in animals and an appreciation for wildlife as a whole.
So last week I saw one of these books in our newest book orders, and needless to say I was absolutely drawn by it. The visuals and interactivity between the book and a reader is off the charts.
I can imagine myself being transported into Africa. We as humans are a myriad degrees of separation from Animals and Nature we tend to forget how magnificent these creatures are in real life. Do you know Cheetahs can reach 100km/h within 3 seconds? That is faster than a Ferrari Enzo, a McLaren F1 and a Lamborghini Gallardo. Think about this next time you spend millions of dollars on sports car.
We don't have to go to the outskirts of Australia or the freezing glaciers of Antarctica to look for exotic animals. Right here in Malaysia, we have a very diverse biodiversity which some happened to be featured in this book. Speak about national pride!
Books like these is definitely a win-win situation for both parent and child. These books have very good reread value and your little ones will never ever get bored of it. There is no such thing as trivial or unimportant knowledge, and these books are a very good igniting spark to develop a love for reading within kids.
Click here to check it out if you're keen: Wild Animals of the South by Dieter Braun
Dieter Braun is an award-winning illustrator. Wild Animals of the South is his new entry into his Wild Animals Volume.
"A tempting compendium of beautifully illustrated animals." —School Library Journal
"With illustrations that reign sensitivity, the allure of the wild is seductive as well as sincere, promoting a respect for the wilderness."
—New York Journal of Books