Friday, October 26, 2012

Amazing Animals

9781465400857_225x225-75 Amazing Animals
From DK Canada

About the e-book

"There's a whole world of amazing animals to meet inside this incredible interactive atlas! Take your child on an interactive trip around the world with the help of a spectacular 3D animal scene, amazing pictures, fun quizzes and masses of fascinating facts. They'll find out more about the animals on each continent, what kind of habitats they live in and much more."

My Thoughts

How can you let your kids learn more about animals while using a tablet?  Simple.  One purchase a tablet if you don’t have one already (this would be your most expensive purchase but a fabulous one at the same time!), then look for the Amazing Animals multi-touch ebook from DK Canada.

This ebook will transport you at every corner of the world and let you discover various animals living throughout the planet.   Amazing Animals is divided in sections corresponding with the areas around the planet:  North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australasia & Oceania, Antarctica & Arctic.   This ebook will allow you to scroll through each section and find all kinds of amazing creatures living in the seven continents.    You will get habitat maps which are color-coded, movies showing you animals on the move, learn about animals who hold some records, stunning photographs, and much more.  You can also test your knowledge with a multiple choice quiz.  Don’t worry because all the answers can be found in the book – you simply have to read it.  *grin*  Throughout the book, you will be able to learn more about fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.  There is definitively information for any kind of animal that might interest your child (or yourself).  The reader will also learn about the different type of habitat where animals make their homes.

I really like the interactivity of this particular ebook.   Sometimes, you will have to flip the iPad to be able to see a map better and click on it to have different views from where certain animals lived to where to find a certain habitat like the desert region in North America.  Some other interaction would be the possibility to scroll within the animal groups, the quizz and the possibility of enlarging photos, animal fact files, as well as watching some videos.

Now if you are expecting a ton of text within this ebook you might be disappointed.   This ebook is geared for kids ages 8 to 12 who wants to learn more about animals on their own.   Some proficient readers might enjoy it as well but the text is simple and straight to the point.    You will learn about the main animals found in a specific area around the globe have the opportunity to test your knowledge as well.

It’s a great book to have when you bring your child to a doctor or dentist appointment as it can keep him/her entertained.  Your child can also read it while travelling in a vehicle and keep on learning at all times.

I find that Amazing Animals is a great ebook to own and use in your homeschool.  You can have your child practice his/her reading with it, let them explore a specific region of the globe and learn about animals there or simply visualize where in the word an animal live.

Amazing Animals – the ebook – is available for immediate download on your iPad with iBooks 2 or on your computer with iTunes.  To read this book, you must be using an iPad with iBooks 2.  The price is 6.99$.

Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned ebook for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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