Published by National Geographic Kids on August 16, 2022
Genres: Middle Grade, Non-Fiction
Source: Blog Tour, The Publisher
Learn about the secret language of wild animals in this exciting and informative guide from the experts who brought you How to Speak Cat and How to Speak Dog.
We know animals can’t speak and express themselves in the same way as humans … but even the smallest and quietest animals have incredible ways of communicating with each other. With wildlife veterinarian expert Dr. Gabby Wild as a guide, How to Speak Animal helps kids understand how animals communicate through sound, body language, and behavior. It’s full of expert insights and real-life stories of humans exploring ways to “talk” to animals, from teaching great apes sign language to speaking “dolphin.” Packed with super-engaging animal photography that helps illustrate key concepts, this fascinating bookprofiles more than 60 different creatures—from birds to mammals to reptiles and more—and their amazing ways of communicating with each other.
If you’ve ever wondered why gorillas beat their chests and make hooting noises, what it means when chameleons change color, or why some elephants twist their trunks together, this is the book for you!
Complete your collection with:How to Speak DogHow to Speak CatFetch! A How to Speak Dog Training GuidePounce! A How to Speak Cat Training Guide
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Kids will love this fascinating look at animal communication! The book starts out with an overview of the different ways that animals “talk” to one another using their eyes, ears, noses, bodies and more. Then there’s a two-page spread about each animal explaining the secrets of its communication style. The book also includes one or two fun and engaging random facts for each animal (not always specifically related to communication) and special features about certain animals, like primates who were taught to use sign language. Of course, there are plenty of gorgeous, dynamic, and (often) funny photos (this is National Geographic, after all). The book is designed to be flipped through and for kids to read about whatever animals catch their fancy in the moment. And with plenty of eye-catching pages, kids will want to do just that!
***Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher via Rockstar Book Tours so I could provide an honest review. No compensation was given and all opinions are my own.***
About the Author
About Aubre Andrus:
AUBRE ANDRUS is an award-winning children’s book author with dozens of books published by National Geographic, Lonely Planet, American Girl, Disney, Scholastic, and more. She has also ghostwritten books for young YouTube stars. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family. Visit her website and portfolio at www.aubreandrus.com.
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About Gabby Wild:
GABBY WILD earned her bachelor of science and doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degrees at Cornell University. She completed her veterinary internship training at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio, and received her master’s of public health (MPH) from the University of Minnesota. She is a published genetics researcher and uses her research background to screen zoonotic disease transmission among wildlife, domestic animals, and people. To help maintain a healthy planet, she monitors herd and individual health for rising epidemics. Dr. Wild balances her Western medicine practices with traditional Chinese medicine in an effort to blend both methodologies. Acclaimed for her role as “the veterinarian” on Animal Jam, the world’s largest online “playground,” with 54 million players, she creates educational videos and teaches children internationally about wildlife conservation and medicine. When not in the wild, Gabby works as a Wildlife Health Program veterinarian for the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo and is a training veterinary surgeon at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. She lives in New York City.
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1 winner will receive a finished copy of HOW TO SPEAK ANIMAL, US Only.
Ends September 6th, midnight EST.
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This is just perfect for kids. Most of them have a fascination with animals!
Great review! I love it when non-fiction books like this are also engaging.
I just saw this book on another blog. I would have absolutely adored this as a kid. I was (& still am) obsessed with all things animal.
Karen @For What It’s Worth