Book Reviews: A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky & A Book of Bears
We have a couple of new children’s books from Laurence King Publishing that I want to share with you today. When I spotted A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky and A Book of Bears, I knew both would be a hit with my girls. My middle girl loves both cats and bears (especially panda bears) and my eldest loves learning new facts and is very fascinated about space and nature.
A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky
A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky by Stuart Atkinson and illustrated by Brendan Kearney is a gorgeous book all about what’s up in the sky above us. What can you see if you look up at the sky on a dark night?
In this fun and educational book, the cat Felicity takes us along so that we can discover lots of fascinating facts about the universe, constellations, phases of the moon and much more. There’s a guide on how to become a star gazer which my eldest enjoyed especially.
We find out how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way and learn lots of fun things about all the interesting things in the sky above us. My space-loving daughter really enjoys reading this book, learning some new things and then telling the rest of us what she’s learnt.
At the end of the book, there’s a handy glossary too, to keep track of new space words!
A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky is a great book that inspires children to learn about the sky and space. It’s well laid out and the illustrations are great too!
A Book of Bears
A Book of Bears – At Home with Bears Around the World by Katie Viggers is, as the name suggests, a book all about bears. In this guide, we discover lots of interesting things about eight types of bears from different parts of the world. Where do they live? What do they eat? How big are they? Who’s the strongest or best at fishing?
The book has spread with a world map that shows where the different bears live, we compare their sizes and their diets. The illustrations are absolutely wonderful! My 4-year-old loves the spread of the bears all sat around a table eating their food.
The illustrations throughout are really lovely and many have a fun twist like the bears above with glasses, a shirt and tie and a skateboard. They make my middle girl giggle a lot which is nice.
There’s lots of information about the different bears and of course my daughter’s favourite is the spread about her favourite animal panda bears! My eldest daughter loves the book too and is especially interested in the size comparison of the different bears.
These books were provided to us for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.