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Explore over one thousand of God's most extraordinary creatures! Come face-to-face with the beauty and wonder of God's living world in over 250 fact-filled pages. Find easy-to-use, informative features and extraordinary, vivid images throughout.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780890516171
  • Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted March 10, 2012

    Great Reference Book on Animals

    I recently received The World of Animals to review from New Leaf Publishing Group. This is a big, thick, 256 page textbook detailing animal life from the smallest single-celled protists (which really aren't animals at all!) to the largest of the mammals. I love that the book is written from a Christian worldview, giving God credit where credit is due him! Each animal type is broken down into different groups (Simple Animals, Worms-Snails & Starfish, Insects & other Arthropods, Fish, Amphibians & Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals) and each specific type of animal is given attention. The book reads very much like a textbook (for children) in that it is jam packed with bits of information, and would be best used as a reference book rather than a main science curriculum. While it is not the style of book I would use for actively teaching science to my children, I think it would be a great resource to have on hand for looking up particular animals of interested. The pictures are beautiful and plentiful and therefore could engage even a child who is too small to understand the wealth of information found in the book. If you are looking for a beautiful resource book with detailed information about all sorts of animals, but do not want your children being taught the lie of evolution, The World of Animals would be a great book for you! Go ahead a check it out, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    Beautiful, full-color images

    The World of Animals is a full color, hard cover book packed with information and stunning photos. (Think DK/Usborne books but without evolution.) The front cover sports a holographic image of tiger which is pretty cool. We appreciate the fact that all information is presented from the Biblical creation viewpoint instead of from the evolutionary viewpoint. The book contains information on endangered species and their environments and crazy animal facts as well as the normal animal facts.

    The World of Animals is broken down into 7 main sections:

    Simple Animals
    Worms, Snails, & Starfish
    Insects & Other Arthropods
    Fish
    Amphibians & Reptiles
    Birds
    Mammals
    Each of those sections is broken down into smaller subsections. The introduction is a brief overview of the animal world and animal design within God’s creation.
    Just like the World of Science book, The World of Animals is a great resource book to have on hand. Munchkin just likes to read it, so both books are normally found in her room instead of on the bookshelf. If an educational book is being read on a regular basis, it’s a pretty good indicator that it’s a great book to have around.
    I received a copy of this book from MasterBooks/New Leaf Publishing to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

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    A book to compliment the home or school science library

    --Up-to date information on endangered species and environments
    --Obscure facts and animal record
    --Amazing comparisons

    The World of Animals investigates and describes the anatomy, behavior, and habitats of over 1,000 animals. From microscopic worms and insects to reptiles, birds, and mammals, this book will provide children with an insight into the incredible range of life in God’s wonderful world. This comprehensive but easy-to-use book boasts a wide range of features to help bring its readers face-to-face with the science and beauty of the living world.

    I consider this book suitable to be used for grades 1-6 in the homeschool, as a supplemental science book in a standard or Christian school, or as a book that is generally used to enhance the learning of all ages of children in the home.

    While it begins with acknowledging that "In the beginning God created.....," continues with the impact of the world wide flood that took place during the days of Noah, and states that God made or created the various features of each creature. Obviously, this is a Christian, Bible based book. However, it is also a good, standard text with excellent illustrations.

    The sections begin with the simplest of living "animals and builds each section on the complexity and diversity of the creatures. It concludes with the section on mammals with the Chimpanzee being the final animal shown.

    There is a good glossary and index at the back of the book to enable study or research of particulars.

    This is a good addition to compliment the science library of homes and schools. I highly recommend ""The World of Animals" (Fascinating facts about the world of animals). Category Science/Reference and Science/General

    I was provided a complimentary copy of "The World of Animals" by publisher Master Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Wonderful Book About Animals!

    I love it when a book impresses you from the moment you pull it out of the package. As soon as I opened up this beautiful book from New Leaf Publications, I knew it was going to be a big hit with our family, and I was right! The Wold of Animals is a sturdy hard cover 256 page book with glossy pages. It is full of beautiful illustrations, photographs, and fascinating facts about animals.


    From the back of the book, "The World of Animals investigates and describes the anatomy, behavior, and habitats of over 1000 animals. From microscopic worms and insects to reptiles, birds, and mammals, this book will provide children with an insight into the incredible range of life in God's wonderful world."
    The introduction starts off , "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth...."(Genesis 1:1) Then it goes on to talk about the flood and the fossil record, what animals are, God's design for animals, variety and grouping. Then it goes on to the seven different sections in this book: Simple Animals, Worms, Snails, and Starfish, Insects and Other Arthropods, Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals. Also included in the back of the book is a glossary and index. The arrangement of the book makes it easy to find information about a specific animal, or just browse as you like. The book is very engaging to children. Even though some of the vocabulary is difficult for younger children (my 4th grader could read it just fine) younger children can still benefit and enjoy the book just by looking at the pictures. My 6, 4, and 2 year olds love sitting in my lap and asking me questions about the animals and pictures. I have learned quite a bit by reading to the children. There is so much information contained in World of Animals! It is also so nice to have a beautiful book about animals without having to worry about evolutionary references! Truly a book that can be used by the whole family and will last a long time.
    I received a complimentary copy of World of Animals from New Leaf Publications for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.

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  • Posted December 4, 2011

    I Didn't Know That!

    My kids LOVE animals. No seriously they LOVE LOVE LOVE learning about animals, seeing different kinds of animals, and asking millions of questions about animals. Hubby is very interested in reptiles and has owned several different types of reptiles over the years so I think they got their fascination from him. Anyhow when this HUGE book called World of Animals arrived with a very cool picture of a tiger on the front, Apple & Speedy were stoked! They plopped down and dug right in.


    World of Animals is full of interesting animal facts. What poisonous fish is considered a delicacy in some Asian countries? What bug surrounds itself with a froth known as "snake spit"? These and many more unusual facts can be found throughout this reference book. Best of all the book is broken into sections by animal classifications which we just studied in our homeschool science co-op! So the book begins with protists and ends with mammals! And within each animal group the pages are broken down into specific animals like African monkeys and colubrid snakes. This is just a terrific reference book that will supplement so many science curriculums and studies.


    I may not be as obsessed with animals as my kids are but I love books like this on our homeschool shelves. That way when my kids are asking those million questions that I don't know the answer to, it's right at my fingertips! There is something timeless about opening a book to find an answer!


    I received this book from New Leaf Publishing for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

    Stunning pictures and amazing facts

    If you have children (or yourself) that loves to study and look at stunning pictures and facts about animals but don¿t want to put a book with evolutionary ideas in their hands then I have just the book for you! Normally I would wait a week to post a review for this type of book but as soon as it arrived on our doorstep we dived into it. This book in one word is AMAZING! but that isn¿t enough for you to go on when it comes to why you really should buy this book (although I say this a lot about the books that NLPG puts out). This book will take you into the world of over 1,000 animals to study their habitats (homes), anatomy, and behavior. From the smallest worm to the biggest mammal you¿ll be immersed into the animal world through stunning photography that will make the animals feel like they are coming off the pages at you. My oldest daughter¿s favorite section is the one on Mice, Rats and Cavies although she was disappointed that there was only one picture of a guinea pig. While she knows some common cavies she was excited to learn that the mara of Argentina and coypu¿s are also considered a cavy, and obviously much larger than a guinea pig! The book is 8 1/2 by 11 inches and is casebound and what is great is the fact that it lays flat when opened so the entire page spread can be viewed by everyone when being read or referenced. I can think of some great homeschool science curricula that this would go great with as an added feature to the studies. With 256 pages this book will quench or at least whet the appetite of those who want to learn some facts, both common and obscure about the animals that surround us. While this book was not originally published by Master Books I have not run across anything that would make me shy from this book, again like most of Master Book Publishing books, this one does not contain evolutionary details and sticks with the facts about the animals and doesn¿t go into dating so it¿s great for those who are young earth creationists and those who believe in an older earth. Again I just cannot say enough about this book and it¿s wonderful pictures and the vastness of the facts given. **I was given a copy of this book from New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.

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