A Llama Is Not an Alpaca: And Other Mistaken Animal Identities

Running Pr. Mar. 2023. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780762478781.
K-Gr 3–Who’s who in this book about similarities of animals in and out of the wild? Readers get quizzed about what they truly know about the animals listed. “Is this a rabbit or hare with the long ears?” Animals that have similar looks and traits are set up in pairs and alongside their pictures are the differences between them. Most of these animals will be considered in the same general family, but children will love seeing what makes an alligator different from a crocodile, or a frog differ from a toad. This is a wonderful book for a wide range of children to appreciate. The text is simple enough for children who are already reading on their own to decipher or younger ones to discuss with their caregivers.
VERDICT Great for class visits to the library and any children’s collection.

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