⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Humanimal Written by Christopher Lloyd and Illustrated by Mark Ruffle

If the name of this book doesn’t get you to stop and think!!

Did you know that male giraffes battle for the right to mate? that baboons grieve? that bottlenose dolphins stick out their tongues when they look in a mirror?

I’m pleased to be sharing Humanimal (published in October by What on Earth Books) with you today.

Writer Christopher Lloyd has a wonderful narrative voice. The “non-fiction storyteller” component of his bio comes alive in this text that introduces readers to several components of animals’ lives centered around three topics: community, feelings, and intelligence.

Drawing similarities between animals and humans, Lloyd provides fascinating facts that will encourage future learning! I love that this book can be read in one sitting or enjoyed in multiple sittings. Younger students who are not able to read the print text will enjoy Mark Ruffle’s detailed and colorful illustrations.

This book would complement any nonfiction text study, and the introduction to scientists interested in animals is wonderful for students who want to do research on their own.

A book that inspires all of us to think about the animals with whom we share the Earth, Humanimal earns four stars. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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