HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Animals Under the Ground
Author: Allan Fowler
Publisher: Children’s Press, republished in 1998
ISBN-13: 978-0516204277 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0516204270 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0516262543 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0516262548 (Paperback)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 5 and up
Rating: **** 4 stars (GOOD)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Fowler, Allan. Animals Under the Ground (published in 1997 by Children’s Press, Connecticut). When our boys were young, we liked to supplement their homeschool textbooks with real books that provided further information on the various subjects which they were studying. We found that the Rookie Read-About Science books were a natural addition to the primary-grades because they cover every part of the science curricula, including animals, from friendly dolphins to giant pandas; nature, from icebergs and glaciers to energy from the sun; scientific principles, from magnets to solids, liquids, and gases; the environment, weather, and much more, with photos very clear and specific to their subject.
Animals Under the Ground obviously talks about different kinds of animals that live under the ground. Another Rookie Read-About Science book by Allan Fowler, who has written many books for children, that we used was The Top and Bottom of the World (1997) which discusses Arctic hares, Arctic foxes, and polar bears of the North Pole region, along with the people who live within the Arctic Circle such as the Inuit of Canada and Alaska, the Laplanders of Northern Europe, as well as the Antarctic penguin herds flocking together and standing like men in their regal coats of the South Pole area.