Thursday, September 2, 2010

Marvels of Creation (Magnificent Mammals) by Buddy & Kay Davis

marvels-mammals Did You Know?

  • A camel can go without water 10 times longer than a human.
  • A cheetah can run up to 70 miles an hour.
  • 25,000 sharp-pointed quills cover the porcupine.
  • It’s two feet long and weighs 132 pounds—the heart of a giraffe.
  • What an incredible design these animals have! The Master Creator made such wonderful and beautiful animals for our enjoyment!
    Children and adults both will delight in this illustrated guide to birds of the world. Filled with spectacular photographs and “bird brevities”- it is great for any home or school library.

    And God created…every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good (Genesis 1:21).

    8 X 8 • Casebound • 80 pages

    Buddy Davis is a speaker and singer/songwriter for Answers in Genesis (AiG) in Hebron, Kentucky. There he leads the “Creation Adventure” children’s workshop at AiG conferences. His easy-to understand style makes him popular with listeners of all ages and he plays a variety of acoustic and folk-style instruments.

    Heidi Says . . . I previously reviewed another book from this series  - Sensational Sea Creatureshere.  This year, as we’re planning to study Land Mammals, I thought this book would make a great supplement to our science studies once again, and I was not disappointed. 

    About the Sea Creatures book, I said:

    “ . . . a full-page picture (in full color) on the left hand side, and an information page on the right.  In addition to the information, each page also contains a box with extra information about each creature, such as scientific name, length, weight, life span, special design features, and a “did you know?” fact.  The color pictures are real photographs, and are bright and eye-catching.  The information is easy to read, yet very informative and interesting.”

    That same description holds true for the Magnificent Mammals book as well.  Some other things that I like about this book are the fact that they don’t just share about common, everyday mammals; but, instead, include some more unfamiliar mammals such as the two-toed sloth and the echidna.  The back of the book contains an appendix with sketches of each mammal’s footprint and a handy-dandy glossary of terms. 

    I’ve come to expect quality, educational products from Master Books and New Leaf Publishing.  I can trust them to include God and Creationism, which is something I really appreciated when using books to educate my children.  The very first paragraph in the introduction by the authors sums it up perfectly:

    “It seems that no matter what book about wildlife we read, God isn’t even mentioned. Wildlife programs are full of indoctrination in evolution. This book erases all evolutionary concepts and gives God the glory for His creation.”

    And to that I say emphatically “Amen!”

    1 comment:

    Debra said...

    I love this series of books. Love them. I should pull them out to work through them with my little two this year.

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