Monday, 21 January 2019

Paperscapes: The Amazing World Of Animals Book Review/Giveaway (Sent by Carlton Books)

This February Carlton Books release a new range of Paperscapes nature books which have press-out pieces to create a 'parade'. They offered to send one for review and my 10 year old chose The Amazing World Of Animals by Moira Butterfield...

Book Cover Paperscapes The Amazing World Of Animals

This is a book which can be enjoyed by a really wide age group. The text is suitable for independent readers aged around 7+, but it is presented in short text boxes and there are also a list of facts for each animal, so even younger readers can pick out salient points. The facts are fascinating and I've learned loads. The writing isn't condescending at all, so a 12 year old or older will also enjoy this book.

inside page showing poison dart frog

The illustrations are beautifully drawn, with slightly muted colours and a softness which makes even the Water-Holding Frog seem friendly and despite his coating of slime, not gross at all.

boy tearing away white portion of page to reveal animal shape

What makes this book special is that each double page has a tear off portion at the top, which reveals the animal's shape and creates an 'Animal Parade'. It works incredibly well and makes this a much more exciting book.

animal parade in paperscapes book. Shaped animals at top of page

The Animal Parade is really effective. The animals pop out at you and you are drawn to find out more about them. The selection is really carefully chosen to be usual and fascinating. The deadliest, rarest,smallest, furthest travelled, most poisonous and the cutest...

close up shaped animals in Carton kids paperscapes book

Paperscapes: The Amazing World Of Animals is written by Moira Butterfield, illustrated by Stuart Martin and published by Carlton Books. It has 64 thick paper pages and is bound in excellent quality hardback. Released on February 7th and available to pre-order priced £12.99 rrp from all good bookshops, including online direct from Carlton Books or from Amazon (*aff).


I have a chance for one of my readers to win a copy of Paperscapes: The Amazing World Of Animals. Entry to the sweepstake is by Gleam form below and the winner will be chosen at random. No entry is mandatory, but each extra task completed earns more entries into the draw.

The giveaway will close at midnight Sunday 17th February and is open to UK entrants only. If you are new to Gleam, or to enter my other UK giveaways, please see my giveaways page...

Paperscapes: The Amazing World Of Animals Book Giveaway

*Amazon links are affiliate, which means I earn a few pence if you order through my link as a thank you, but you don't pay any more. We were sent our copy of Animals: by Carlton Books for review. 

58 comments:

  1. A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.

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  2. Such a lovely book x

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  3. Giraffe's have purple tongues :)

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  4. They used to cut off and sell Narwhal’s tusks claiming they were unicorn horns.

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  5. Koala's have identical fingerprints to human ones

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  6. The lilac breasted roller bird does awesome aerial acrobatics

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  7. Elephants are the only animal that can't jump.

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  8. You can tell the sex of a giraffe by the covering on the top of their horns

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  9. CAPUCHIN MONKEYS PEE ON THEIR HANDS TO WASH THEIR FEET

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  10. A snail can sleep for three years

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  11. Cats sleep three quarters of there life

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  12. Sea otters hold hands when they are asleep to stop them from drifting apart.

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  13. The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal.

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  14. Young goats pick up accents from each other !

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  15. Some species of the New Zealand weta insect (weta means God of ugly things in Maori) can survive being completely frozen.

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  16. Goldfish have a 3 second memory :)

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  17. A snail can sleep for three years

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  18. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by merely forgetting where they put their acorns.

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  19. Goldfish have a 3 second memory. Our year 6 teacher would tell us we were worse than goldfish when he got angry!!

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  20. Kittens sleep for 10 hours a day

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  21. Birds are resistant to the heat of chillies

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  22. a rhinoceros horn is made of hair

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  23. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head

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  24. It is possible to hypnotize a frog by placing it on its back and gently stroking its stomach.

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  25. Koalas have human like fingerprints

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  26. Giraffes are the only animals who are born with horns rather than grow them!

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  27. A group of flamingos is called a "flamboyance."

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  28. Around 50 percent of orangutans have fractured bones, due to falling out of trees on a regular basis.

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  29. A lion can sleep for 20 hours a day (a male lion, ahem)

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  30. Giraffes communicate by infra sound level, which is not audible to humans.

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  31. A Rabbit's diet should be 80% hay or more.

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  32. The proper name for a Llama is Lama glama. Sounds to me like they've got a good publicist who is trying to make them sound glamorous!

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  33. Fingers crossed x

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  34. Cat's have four legs.

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  35. A snail can sleep for three years

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  36. Hedgehogs are Britain's favourite British wild animal

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  37. The heart of a shrimp is on its head!

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  38. the worlds smallest dog was a Yorkshire terrier that wieghed only 4oz's

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  39. A hamster is pregnant for just 16 days. 🐹

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  40. cats wee glows under black light!

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  41. SEA OTTERS HOLD HANDS WHILE THEY'RE SLEEPING SO THEY DON'T DRIFT APART

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  42. Polar Bears actively hunt humans.

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  43. There are now only six Northern white rhinos remaining in the entire world..and they are in a zoo next to an active volcano :O

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  44. Carrots are not good for rabbits

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  45. extraordinary hibernating abilities is the Siberian salamander, which can stay frozen for four to five months

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  46. A rhinoceros' horn is made of hair

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  47. A snail can sleep for 3 years. Obviously not if a Mum to a baby like I am 😂

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  48. A snail can sleep for three years.... lucky snail!!! Thanks for the chance

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  49. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head!

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  50. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.

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  51. A hamster is pregnant for 16 days (wow - lucky)

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