The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth

This year has brought us some excellent nonfiction books and this next one is no exception. With beautiful illustrations and chapters broken down easily for reading, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth is a book worth checking out.

Summary: Rachel Ignotofsky does a remarkable job with this book. The introduction breaks down the definitions of ecosystems and classification of animals before diving right into each section showcasing the wonders of different living conditions all around the world. From the hot savanna plains of Africa to the icy Arctic caps, the book is a comprehensive guide to the beauties of the world. Each chapter has a lovely illustration and a description of the environment. At the end of the book is a brief look at how the different cycles of the weather and elements work.

My Thoughts: This book is worth a read for the pictures alone. The graphic designs are colorful and wondrous to look at. I think parents and children alike will enjoy flipping through this. Given the nature of the book, this is also a great introductory read for educators to hand off to their students.

Parental Advisories: This book does have a strong bias towards the evolutionary theory of life and writes from a point of view that believes in global warming as a viable threat to the state of humanity. Otherwise, this is a clean read that is highly enjoyable.

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