Richard Turner (text) and Ben Clifford (illustration), The Wildlife Winter Games, Starfish Bay Children’s Books, September 2019, 36 pp., RRP $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781760360757
If you had to choose between penguins and polar bears to take out the medal for ice-hockey, who would it be?
Would the walrus or a harp seal take out the curling medal and win the gold?
How about the orca whale, elephant seal or the Greenland shark as the ultimate luge racer?
With informative facts on each page, readers get to fully immerse themselves and become judges in The Wildlife Winter Games in a unique and informative reading experience.
Less a conventional picture book story, and more an educational introduction to winter sports, it will entertain you with factoids about winter animals and sports, making for a shared reading and learning experience. You will be testing your thinking skills to determine the winners of gold, bronze or silver!
Richard Turner’s fun and factual text along with Ben Clifford’s comical illustrations create an enjoyable introduction to the world of winter sports.
If you would like to learn more about the winter games and broaden your knowledge on natural history this is the picture book to read.
Let the games begin!
Reviewed by Shelley Stephens