A Pandemonium of Parrots and Other Animals

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Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Hui Skipp
Illustrator: Hui Skipp
Publisher: Big Picture Press
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9781536202793
Pages: 30

Did you know a group of parrots is called a pandemonium? Or that a group of hummingbirds is a bouquet? In this brightly colored picture book, readers learn the names to groups of animals, along with a few of their traits in short rhyming poems. Each page filled with beautiful chalk illustrations also features “I-Spy” questions for readers to locate individual animals among their group as well as sounds that the animals make. The last few pages give more details about each type of animal too.

This fun picture book would be a great resource in teaching collective nouns. Readers will enjoy looking at the variety of animals within each group, searching for particular ones and learning a little bit about them. The cartoonish illustrations are lively, friendly, and creative. Each animal uniquely shows personality. The “I-Spy” questions featured on each page could be used to teach adjectives, as they ask for the reader to find specific attributes of individual animals. This book is great for slowly reading through and catching the details of the illustrations.