If you’re expecting (like I did) to find a bloated promotion for the recently released movie – this new book by National Geographic takes a much higher end approach. Sure you get doses of the angry but oh so cute colorful birds as Red tries to convince the others that angry is the best choice.
But the bulk of the 160 pages delve into exciting world facts. You’ll first explore Bird Island with the Angry birds and learn about the geography, science, and wildlife present on the island. Next is Bird Village where interesting facts about birds are intermixed with the colorful pictures (I love those Emperor Penguins!). Search for the mighty eagle in the third section. Finally explore what goes on outside Bird Island with map making and a look at the night skies along with a few more bird species.
What a pleasant surprise! An hour zipped by as I smiled and learned at the same time.
THE OFFICIAL BLURB
National Geographic The Angry Birds Movie: Red’s Big Adventure (ages 8+, $14.99) — The OFFICIAL nonfiction companion to The Angry Birds Movie, this title is filled with all of the facts and information that Red and the flock need to embark on their Big Adventure. Vignettes about each of the characters are paired with helpful tips about surviving and navigating in the wild, understanding island ecology and how to read maps. A unique, entertaining and engaging book for Angry Birds fans.
Make a comment if you would like to be in a drawing for your own copy of National Geographic The Angry Birds Movie: Red’s Big Adventure and the three other titles I’ve reviewed this week. One winner takes all four titles! The drawing will take place Sunday, June 26th at Noon EDT. Good luck. Comment each day and I’ll double your entries!
Warning: This is not your grandmother’s version of National Geographic. Middle grade readers will find them irresistible. (Click on the titles below if you missed them earlier this week).