Saturday, June 9, 2018

Speediest! by Steve Jenkins - ADVISABLE

Jenkins, Steve Speediest! 19 Very Fast Animals PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. $15. 9780544937109 
Nineteen different animals are featured in this book that concentrates on what makes the animals speedy.  Some of the animals are the fastest runners—cheetahs; some are the fastest fliers-peregrine falcon; the fastest fish-sailfish.  Insects, birds, snakes and animals are speedy either because they are the fastest of their kind or fastest compared to their size. 
I love this series about extreme animals.  The illustrations are unique and well done.  There are different facts, a comparison to the size of a human and a map to show where they live. These are great for young readers because they don’t give too much info, they are visually appealing and it concentrates on the interesting. 
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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