Friday, June 12, 2009

Book Review: "The Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals in the World" by Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna's "The Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals in the World" highlights 30 amazing animals found throughout the planet. Each animal featured has its own page with an expanded section of information specific to the animal and blurbs that offer interesting, little-known fun facts. This book is filled with exciting, full-color photographs of each animal that can capture the attention of even the smallest animal enthusiast.

Jack Hanna's years of experience with animals of all shapes and sizes makes this book an interesting read for all ages. For each animal, Hanna offers basic information such as the general geographic location of the animal, the types of food the animal eats and the size range of each. Hanna then details why each animal is wacky in a more detailed description of the animal's unique behaviors or appearance. Interesting, factual blurbs provide fun tidbits of information for each wacky, weird animal.

I especially love how Jack Hanna mentions God throughout the book. He acknowledges God as Creator, which is wonderfully expressed through the different types of animals Hanna highlights in the book. From well-known animals such as lions and elephants, to lesser-known but equally interesting animals like the cape buffalo and the naked mole rat, Jack Hanna offers readers a vivid glimpse into the varied type of animals created by God.

The book comes with a hilarious and highly-entertaining bonus DVD that highlights animals from Hanna's animal show. This book is made for children but adults will love it, too!

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