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The Big Sticker Book of Beasts and The Big Sticker Book of Bugs | Book Review

The Children’s Book Review | July 18, 2018

Based on two popular offerings from Thames and Hudston, The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts, these two fun activity books allow readers to engage even further with natural history through interactive activities and pages of realistic, reusable stickers.

There are plenty of interactive activity books on the market for children, but what stands out about The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts is the amount of careful planning and thought that have gone into the design. The stickers themselves, for example, have clear acrylic backgrounds, making them not only easy to peel off the backing sheets, but also helping them to blend almost invisibly with the backgrounds and scenery when placed on the page.  The illustration for both the stickers and the pages themselves are beautiful – cartoon-like and yet realistic enough to allow readers to recognize key distinguishing features of the different animals and insects.  The activities themselves are well thought-out, from interactive drawing suggestions (“Draw more wood on the beavers’ home”) to imaginative exercises (“Design your own honey jar label”) which challenge readers to not just memorize facts, but to think critically about what they are learning. Best of all, the stickers are reusable! (And that means: easy to remove from the fridge, the floor, the cat, etc., etc…).  Two wonderfully enjoyable books perfect for the classroom or at home.

What to Expect: Nature, Animals, Facts and Activities.

The Big Sticker Book of BeastsThe Big Sticker Book of Beasts

By Yuval Zommer

Publisher’s Synopsis: Featuring more than 500 reusable stickers, this beautifully illustrated and jam- packed sticker activity book brings the natural world to life.

Based on The Big Book of Beasts, this endlessly entertaining activity book brings the world of beasts alive in a creative way. With fascinating facts as a starting point, the activities invite children to draw, color, and decorate beasts into their natural habitats, as they engage with the information as they play.

The book includes stickers and activities relating to over fifteen different animals and at its center features eight pages packed with more than 500 reusable stickers printed on clear backing, so the animals blend seamlessly into their surroundings.

Yuval Zommer’s rich illustrations characterize some of the quirkiest creatures in the animal kingdom, inspiring creative thinking while also bringing alive the facts on which each activity is based.

Illustrated in color throughout.

Ages 5-9 | Publisher: Thames & Hudson | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0500651339

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The Big Sticker Book of BugsThe Big Sticker Book of Bugs

By Yuval Zommer

Publisher’s Synopsis: Following the success of The Big Book of Bugs, here is an interactive book that brings the world of bugs to a child’s fingertips. The activities in the book invite children to draw, color, decorate, and place bugs in their natural habitats, encouraging children to engage with the information as they play.

Children are first introduced to Freddy the Fly (who many will remember from The Big Book of Bugs) who buzzes with readers through the book, explaining each activity. The book includes stickers and activities relating to over fifteen different bugs and at its center features eight pages packed with more than 500 reusable stickers printed on clear backing, so the insects blend seamlessly into their surroundings.

Yuval Zommer’s illustrations are rich and artistic, inspiring creative thinking while introducing children to the natural world.

Illustrated in color throughout.

Ages 5-9 | Publisher: Thames & Hudson | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0500651346

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About the Author-Illustrator

Yuval Zommer studied at the Royal College of Art, London. He has worked as a creative director at many top advertising agencies, and has written and illustrated several children’s books, including The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts, and The Big Book of the Blue.

The Big Sticker Book of Beasts and The Big Sticker Book of Bugs, written by Yuval Zommer, was reviewed by Dr. Jen Harrison. Discover more books like The Big Sticker Book of Beasts and The Big Sticker Book of Bugs by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with , and .

Jen Harrison currently teaches English Composition and Composition Skills at East Stroudsburg University. She completed her PhD in Children's and Victorian Literature at Aberystwyth University in Wales, in the UK. There she also acted as an instructor teaching undergraduate courses on literature and literary theory, as well as further education courses on Children's Literature and Creative Writing. After a brief spell in administration, Jen then trained as a secondary school English teacher, and worked for several years teaching Secondary School English, working independently as a private tutor of English, and working in nursery and primary schools as a substitute teacher. After moving from the UK to the USA in 2016, Jen is very happy to have returned to higher education. Her current research focuses on three primary areas in the field of children’s literature: reader-writer relationships, thing-theory, and the supernatural; she is a reviewer for the International Research Society for the Study of Children’s Literature (IRSCL), as well as the Children's Book Review. Jen also writes an academic blog on Children's Literature, Worrisome Words: http://quantum.esu.edu/faculty/jharrison/. You can also find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.harrison.73594

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