The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts, by Maja Safstrom

5 An Octopus has more brain cells than a human stars!!



This is not my normal type of book. However whenever I saw it was available for request I could only think one thing… how much my kids would enjoy it.  The outside of the book would normally not draw that much attention but I love the pictures on the inside. Here’s some examples…

While I thought this book would definitely catch my kids attention it also held mine for a long time.  If you just need a quick break for your brain .. this was super cute to flip through and find out new information about a wild array of animals. My children have been walking around for days saying “mom did you know??” It’s also a great conversation starter.  I would buy this for other families too.

Thank you blogging for books for my copy of this book.

The Goodreads link is here


Hardcover, 120 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by Ten Speed Press
ISBN 1607748320 (ISBN13: 9781607748328)

An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Säfström.

Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can’t walk backward? These and many more fascinating and surprising facts about the animal kingdom (Bees never sleep! Starfish don’t have brains!) are illustrated with whimsical detail in this charming collection.

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