Weird and Wonderful Creations is a bind up of the nonfiction Made By God series. With photos and facts showing children the wonders of God’s creation, this collection includes four complete early reader titles as well as over 200 additional facts throughout the book. Some of the creatures featured include whales, tarantulas, bats, sea turtles, and more. All facts align with the Common Core Standards for informational reading for young readers.
Weird and Wonderful Creations includes:
- Spiders, Snakes, Bees and Bats
- Big Bugs, Little Bugs
- Sea Creatures
- Poisonous, Smelly, and Amazing Plants
|Publish Date||Oct 7, 2014|
- Review by ichoosejoy
Each page has a wonderful photograph of the animal or plant that is being discussed on it. The photos are definitely the best part of the book. The words (sentences) are written on an easier reading level. Some young children will be able to read the book independently. The parent or teacher reading it will learn a ton of facts about each animal or plant!
There was one thing that I found a bit frustrating, though. Sometimes a page would tell about something, but then the picture wouldn’t relate to it. For example, on the page which tells us that baby mantises are called nymphs, it would be nice to have a picture of some nymphs–maybe side by side with an adult mantis.
I learned quite a lot from this book! Did you know that fireflies once were used in China to light up lanterns? My favorite section was about the ocean animals, where we learn about jellyfish, sea horses, whales, and sea turtles. In Spider, Snakes, Bees, and Bats, we learn about those four animals in general. In Big Bugs, Little Bugs we learn about butterflies, goliath beetles, and praying mantises, and lightning bugs. In Poisonous, Smelly, and Amazing Plants we read about a mushroom called the fly agaric, the corpse plant, the Venus flytrap, and redwood and sequoia trees.
There is an index in the back so you can easily find the animal or plant you’re looking for. And I loved that we learn that God is the amazing creator of all these creatures!
(I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in order to write this honest review. ) (Posted on 1/9/15)
- Review by Jalynn
This book is awesome! Your children will learn so much! I know because my children did. This edition is special because it combines 4 early readers into one. Specifically geared for a 4-8 year old. It is especially good for your early reader. With over 100 pages you are guaranteed to learn something new.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the Z Blog Squad and Zondervan. (Posted on 12/18/14)
- Review by April
I love all the facts that are in this book but the best part is still the focus on reminding the reader that God is such a creative and awesome creator. With every page I had that focus of how creative and mighty my God truly is that I wanted to keep reading and find out how many species of another animal there are.
This book is one that will please many age groups! It is a must have for any homeschooling mom that wants to add more science with a christian focus. (Posted on 12/12/14)
- Review by Cindy
- Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
This book is a compilation of four titles in the I Can Read! Made By God series: "Spiders, Snakes, Bees, and Bats", "Big Bugs, Little Bugs", "Sea Creatures", and "Poisonous, Smelly, and Amazing Plants".
In Weird & Wonderful Creations, each of the 4 sections of the book focuses on 4 different creations.
Here is the breakdown:
Spiders, Snakes, Bees, and Bats:
Big Bugs, Little Bugs:
- Goliath Beetles
- Lightning Bugs/Fireflies
- Praying Mantises
- Sea Horses
- Sea Turtles
Poisonous, Smelly, and Amazing Plants:
- Fly Agaric Mushrooms
- Corpse Plants
- Venus Flytraps
- Trees: Redwoods and Giant Sequoias
I do not own any of the 4 individual titles, but just from looking at previews, I believe this compilation is a larger format. The cover of Weird & Wonderful Creations measures approximately 9 1/2" x 9 1/2".
The pictures are large, clear, and colorful. (There is at least one picture on every two-page spread, but generally there are two pictures per two-page spread.) The text is large and easy to read, and the bonus facts on the side of each page are interesting. Weird & Wonderful Creations is informative and I love that it always comes back to how God created everything and it is all good.
And at less than $10 - Weird & Wonderful Creations is a book that is a perfect choice for a gift.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 12/5/14)