Saturday, January 30, 2016

They Just Know: Animal Instincts Written by Robin Yardi Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein published by Arbordale

ISBN: 9781628556391
Paperback $9.99
About the book: How do some young animals know what to do and how to do it? Does someone teach a caterpillar what to eat? Who gives a baby shark swimming lessons? Sometimes young animals learn things from their parents, but other times… they just know! Explore animal instincts through engaging text and fanciful illustrations.

My thoughts: Arbordale provides great little books packed with real information with a story line that entertains and educates. in They Just Know: Animal Instincts the author and illustrator have presented the truth of how animals do the things they do without having any "lessons." They just know is all about instincts each animal has and how these animal instincts do not occur in children but must be learned.

As the illustrator creates scenes throughout the book, she uses realistic illustrations showing creatures naturally and realistically. By the same token she switches to fantasizing the creatures in humorous situations and scenes. You'll get a laugh or chuckle out of some of these bits. I just love the illustrations!

Again, Arbordale has a great little "For Creative Minds" section at the back that allow further in-depth study into the instincts and behaviors of animals. This is  always a winning addition.

They Just Know is inherently a secular book. As a Christian, it is my firm belief that God has endowed the animal creatures with behavior instincts specific to their own need and design. I see and value this book as a great little entertainment and educational tool for children.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Arbordale to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.


  1. A great theme for a nonfiction book.. I will sure check this book.

  2. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for being a shining moment in my Booknificent Thursday! :)


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