Jungle Jack Hanna: The Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals in the World by Jack Hanna

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Summary: Have you ever seen a naked mole rat? Do you know what a binturong is? Do you know what kind of bird has a deadly kick? Explore the world’s wackiest, wildest, and weirdest animals with expert and host Jungle Jack Hanna. The book features thirty animals that are wacky, weird, or wild. Kids will learn amazing animal facts and stories of Jungle Jack’s personal adventures with some of these unique creatures. The book includes a bonus DVD with hilarious bloopers from his Emmy award-winning show, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild, and other shows from his career.

I love Jack Hanna and this is a great book for animal lovers.

Each page features a different wacky, wild or weird animal with some basic facts (what they eat, where they live and how big they get), some colour photographs, an explanation of what makes them wacky and a few interesting facts. Some of the animals covered are: Blue-Footed Booby, Platypus, Flamingo, Puffer Fish, Great White Shark, Tasmanian Devil and Naked Mole Rat. Some pages also include a little snippet called “Jungle Jack Adventures” which is a tidbit about Jack Hanna and that animal.

As if that isn’t enough fun, the book comes with a DVD of some bloopers from Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. It even has bloopers from way back in the 80s. We get to see Jack Hanna’s daughter, who helped on the show. My only dissapointment was that it was too short.

The back of the book has a short glossary and the book is big, which allows for large photographs and a good size font for children to read. I’d recommend this book for ages 8-12 to enjoy the information and a reading level of perhaps 9+

* I received this book from Thomas Nelson for review (now called Book Sneeze) but all reviews are honest and not affected by how I got the book.

Links of Interest: Wackiest, Wildest,Weirdest Animals in the World on YouTube,

Other Reviews: Reviews on Book Sneeze for Jack Hanna Book

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