Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Animal Partners by Scotti Cohn and illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Paperback ISBN: 9781628554564, $9.95
Arbordale Publishing brings entertainment and education to children and classrooms in an approachable format. Author Scotti Cohn and illustrator Shennen Bersani have teamed to bring a colorful, entertaining book about animals and other critters that partner to keep one another clean, fed, or pest free.

Written in rhyming prose the educational information is delivered with a touch of humor. The bird in the crocodile’s mouth doing his bit of “dentistry” and the barnacles atop the back of the sea turtle are just a couple of the delightful illustrations.

As with other books in the Arbordale series, there is a “For Creative Minds” section at the back of the book with more in depth information and activities. Example:

Commensalism: One partner rides on the other partner without hurting the ride-giver.

  • “Fake scorpions” (pseudoscorpions) catch a lift from flies and other insects by holding onto legs or abdomens.
  • Remoras cling to sharks and a few barnacles hitch rides on sea turtles or whales.
More free learning activities are location online at

I can recommend this as a fun learning book.

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Arbordale to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a really useful book for zoology studies. Thanks for being a part of Booknificent Thursday.


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