Wednesday, March 27, 2013

And the Winner Is...Amazing Animal Athletes, by Etta Kaner (illustrated by David Anderson)

And the Winner Is...
Amazing Animal Athletes
Author: Etta Kaner
Illustrator: David Anderson
Publisher: Kids Can Press 
Publication Date: April 1, 2013 
Such a great idea for a kids' book! It's a sort of "who would win between a..." kind of thing. Do you have those conversations in your house? No? Just me? Well anyway, it's set up like an Animal Olympics, with competitions for weight lifting, speed, high jump, etc., and you can guess who will win each one. Then there's a comparison with how fast/high/far the average human go, so you can see how we stack up against monkeys, cheetahs and fleas.

Now if only we could get animals to compete like this for real...No wait, that sounds like I'm suggesting some sort of weird, cruel circus in which animals are forced to race or lift weights or something. I just mean that it would be cool if we could get animals to WANT to participate in an Animal Olympics. But those fleas just don't have any athletic spirit.

Magda's Take:
"That beetle is pretty strong, but I could lift more than that!"

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Disclaimer: I received a digital galley of this book free from the publisher from NetGalley. I was not obliged to write a favourable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.

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